From Louis Kessler (Behold Genealogy): "A month ago, I blogged about the BetterGEDCOM endeavor. In the ensuing month, I’ve gotten involved and added my two cents worth. I find I’m mostly a lone wolf in the woods.

Up until a few days ago, I didn’t know why my ideas were so different from everyone else. Almost all of them are of the opinion that GEDCOM standard has major shortcomings and needs to be replaced. I differed in my view, and as I said a month ago, think it needs to be brought up-to-date (via XML and Unicode), and maybe could use a few improvements. I’m talking about tweaking - not a major overhaul, An evolution and not a rewrite."

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