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Date validation - case sensitive - Forum post by lkessler in Report a Problem - 1 Jul 2014

Yes. However, GEDCOM does not define the difference between "controlled" and "uncontrolled" line values. My interpretation is that controlled line values are line values that are restricted to a specified set of allowed optional values. Anything more complicated than that is likely deemed not to be controlled, ...
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Line length restriction - Forum post by lkessler in Questions and Answers - 1 Jul 2014

Lines longer than 255 characters are illegal in GEDCOM. So yes, it is incorrect. Programs should not export lines longer than 255 characters.
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Line length restriction - Forum post by lkessler in Questions and Answers - 30 Jun 2014

Brett, It will convert into a "2 SOUR" line followed by as many "3 CONC" lines as are required. Louis
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Date phrase adding parenthesis - Forum post by lkessler in Report a Problem - 30 Jun 2014

Brett, I don't think I have that in my datetest.ged file that I use for testing dates. Since you've got interested in Behold's date checking again, would you mind doing me a favor. Take a look at my "Sort of a Date" blog post: http://www.beholdgenealogy.com/blog/?p=891 In there you'll find a link to my ...
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Date validation - case sensitive - Forum post by lkessler in Report a Problem - 30 Jun 2014

Subsequent thinking on this makes me now believe that GEDCOM intended that only LINE_VALUEs that are an enumerated list of choices were to be allowed to be mixed upper and lower case. A DATE_VALUE is a line value. But it is not made up of an enumerated list of choices. It is made up of a substructure, with ...
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How To Get A Developer To Fix A Bug - Blog comment by lkessler - 30 Jun 2014

Brett: Regarding this issue, also see our conversation in the Behold Forum we had about two years ago: http://www.beholdgenealogy.com/forum/topic.php?id=132 I now believe the "any case allowed" only pertains in GEDCOM to selections from a set of "standardized or controlled line_value choices", which is ...
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Progress report??!! - Forum post by lkessler in Questions and Answers - 30 Jun 2014

Brett, Well, I can give excuses. :-( My father passed away in March. And I've had to put a lot of extra time in my day job for the past few weeks. That should be done in a week or two, and I should be able to get back to Behold again in earnest. I still hope to achieve most of my new years resolutions. I've ...
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How To Get A Developer To Fix A Bug - Blog comment by lkessler - 30 Jun 2014

Brett, I think I had it earlier and may have taken out because of a possible misinterpretation by myself regarding "All controlled line_value choices should be considered as case insensitive". But rethinking, I believe that statement refers to line_values that are selections from a list of items. A date is a ...
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GEDCOM Validation - which version used - Forum post by lkessler in Questions and Answers - 29 Jun 2014

Brett, Behold's GEDCOM validation does not currently validate to specific versions and does not understand the specific syntax of any particular version. It is also not comprehensive and won't find everything. Right now, it detects certain illegalities common to all versions, including some illegalities that ...
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Don’t Wait Too Long - Blog comment by lkessler - 2 Jun 2014

Tony, I liked Outlook Express when I used it, but it is now getting very old. Back in 2007, I switched from OE to Microsoft Mail when I went to Vista (the computer I just replaced). I'd suggest getting those emails out of OE while you still can - if you still can. I'm also not sure why my country detector ...