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From: "William M Roberts" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Report - Journal, Narrative, Detail -
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 21:03:19 -0400
In-Reply-To: <200308251840330140.001A2D80@mailhub.aros.net>


Stuart

I think you are right on target. Many Journal style books I have read do
not have details for spouses without any children. These were written
prior to TMG.

Myrnice

Stuart Armstrong wrote on Monday, August 25, 2003 8:41 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [TMG] Report - Journal, Narrative, Detail -
>
> On 8/25/03, at 10:10, Rod Grant wrote:
>
> >The inability of TMG to provide a Journal report with full
biographical
> >details of spouses having no children is a major omission and
> >dissapointment.
>
> I don't know I would call it an omission. One has to understand the
> history of the Journal Report. Traditionally, the Journal Report
standard,
> introduced long before TMG or even computers were conceived, and of
which
> there are several versions, did not include details of spouses with no
> children. TMG has merely preserved that standard, without adding much
to
> it except a few options. Now we are coming to realize that the
standard
> itself is inadequate, and we'd like to have more. It's time to make
the
> Journal (or Register) Report more robust.
>
> Am I right on this? Or is memory playing tricks on me again?
>
> Stuart Armstrong
> mail to:
> web page: http://cgi.aros.net/~stuarta




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