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From: "Teresa Elliott" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Filter help again. :)
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 13:20:30 -0500
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Thing is, I am 99.99% sure it didn't used to get Principals. I always used
this filter in conjunction with the one for just the tag to get everyone.
Wouldn't have needed to do that if the filter got everyone by itself.

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Michael J. Hannah
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2011 12:32 PM
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Subject: Re: [TMG] Filter help again. :)

Teresa asked:
> WITNESSED 1900Census Role=son.
>
> The first person was a witness with role =son
> The second person was P2, with role=son
>
> It appears this filter (at least for me) is picking up
> witnesses and principals. Is that they way this filter
> is supposed to work. I thought it only picked up witnesses.

Yes, Teresa, I believe? this is the way this is supposed to work.

I believe the concept is that all people linked to a tag are "witnesses"
whether linked via a Principal slot or a Witness slot. Recall, Teresa,
earlier discussions about the [W] variable as opposed to the [WO]
variable. Remember that if you use the [W] variable in a role sentence
and assign that role to P1 or P2, it will print out that person's name,
as they are the "witness". I have long tried to think "linked" whenever
I see the TMG term "witnessed".

Michael

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