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Re: COMCIFS Terms of Reference

  • To: "Discussion list of the IUCr Committee for the Maintenance of the CIF Standard (COMCIFS)" <comcifs@iucr.org>
  • Subject: Re: COMCIFS Terms of Reference
  • From: David Brown <idbrown@mcmaster.ca>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 14:38:09 -0400
  • In-Reply-To: <20051026181808.94515.qmail@web31503.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
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Ralf wrote
4. To ensure that adequate current documentation of the CIF standard is
available to potential users in both printed and machine-readable forms.

Do we still need this? In my mind machine-readable forms are fully sufficient;
the time it takes to provide printed forms could be invested somewhere else.

The item would be even further improved if we deleted '
in both printed and machine-readable forms'.  I agree that we no longer need to require a printed form if this is not needed; it should be sufficient to require that documentation be made available to users, leaving open the decision as to what is the appropriate format.

David Brown
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