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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Alternate Gnealogy Programs, was TMG 8
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 08:55:12 -0400
Rick Van Dusen wrote:
> Sometimes we'll have data that is partially mirrored in
> sources beyond our first source. The subsequent sources
> might confirm part of our data, confirm all of our data,
> or add more details to our data.
Yes, that's exactly the issue.
> With the wished-for scheme, it seems to me possible that
> the event could be listed once, with multiple citation
> numbers, which is a common format in sourced papers.
Exactly how how would it do that? As you point out, the various sources we find generally support various elements in the tag, and in differing degrees. So exactly how might the notes be placed in the output to reflect that some sources support some elements, some support another, and others support more than one element? To me, that's the key to making the suggestion work, and I've seen no proposal for how that might happen.
> Of course, the multiple citation numbers would occur
> anyway if just one tag was used and with multiple
> sources, and the differences were recorded in the source
> CDs. This would end us up in the same place as the wished-
> for scheme.
Isn't that the way most everyone does it now?
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