Based upon information provided on this page and others, we will attempt to build a set of goals here for the current project of replacing/updating GEDCOM. This new standard will be referred to as BGIn answer to the question of what genealogists need? The site makes some valuable observations:
(Better GEDCOM) in this discussion.
- BG should remain a file format technology capable of serving as a data archival repository
- BG should be XML-based using Unicode character set in UTF-8 encoding
- BG should require a software application to export all data to be in compliance
- BG should require a software application to have a robust conflict resolution facility prior to final import to be compliant