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From: "Darrell A. Martin" <>
Subject: [TMG] RE: Place history and Second Site
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2003 00:54:33 -0500
At 04:44 PM 8/9/03 +1200, Nicholette Hart wrote:
>I've resisted this method so far (and using non-people), as I think a
>cleaner implementation could be done using the Place structure, being able
>to navigate up and down levels.
>An example would be how GENUKI is done. I'd also like the indexing done
>separately to my people
I agree completely, on principle. However, as has been discussed among the
Second Site beta testers and John Cardinal for various reasons, it is not
as simple as it seems. TMG does *NOT* assume, or validate, the "levels" of
the Place structure. Place styles in TMG 5 allow the user to ignore the
order of the levels entirely.
What you suggest might work, if a rigid pattern were used for defining
place levels, or if the implementation you suggest were able to assign the
levels using a place default style. But that seems to me to be harder to
program than it would appear at first blush.
The simple fact is that, for now, only workarounds like "non-person
persons" are available to do this sort of thing. The reason is easy to
figure out, of course. Place history is closely related to family history,
but it just doesn't connect to the *core* of genealogy.
Darrell Allen MARTIN
a native Vermonter currently in exile in Addison, Illinois
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