Hi Brian. This data name appears logical and I support its inclusion. Your mail was a needed wakeup on cif matters. As was predictable I have been consumed by local restructuring matters... with a week's break at the Bangalore AsCA meeting which was most enjoyable and a welcome escape to "real" science. I am being heavily lobbied to take on the new large school of biomedical and chemical sciences here next year... which is somewhat flattering on one hand but more an indication of how most sensible academics view the task of bringing together four disparate departments in difficult budget times!! I'm keeping an open mind about it all but its getting close to decision time. On the StarDDL/dREL front we have been somewhat preoccupied with transparent links to XML tools of late. Whatever developments we work on this translation will be important in the future. I have write a general parser that will convert any cif (data or dic) into an xml instance document, and greg has written an xslt parser that converts the xml/dic to schemas. By the way conversion to an instance document uses the appropriate dictionary to recognise the category hierarchy, the enumerated values and the category keys. For your amusement I will send you a couple of these xml documents separately. And, yes, there is volume G. :( Cheers, Syd. ------ firstname.lastname@example.org ,-_|\ Professor Sydney R. Hall / \ Director, Crystallography Centre Fx: 61(8)9380 1118 --> *_,-._/ Deputy Executive Dean of Science Ph: 61(8)9380 2725 v University of Western Australia www.crystal.uwa.edu.au Crawley, 6009 AUSTRALIA.
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