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Re: CIF2 syntax document for COMCIFS approval

I vote "yes" on the CIF2 proposal.  Do we know the developers of applications which write CIFs compliant with CIF1, but not with CIF2?  Have they been informed of the changes?

Jim Kaduk

On November 16, 2010 at 3:28 PM James Hester <jamesrhester@gmail.com> wrote:

> After more than a year of discussion, the DDLm working group has
> converged on a specification for a new CIF syntax, dubbed "CIF2".  The
> one-page document describing the changes relative to CIF1 is available
> on the IUCr website at
> http://www.iucr.org/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/47434/cif2_syntax_changes_jrh20101115.pdf.
> A record of the extensive discussions of the DDLm working group is
> available at http://www.iucr.org/resources/lists/ddlm-group, with
> encoding-specific discussions taking place at
> http://www.iucr.org/resources/lists/cif2-encoding
> This CIF2 specification is now presented to COMCIFS for approval. I
> urge all COMCIFS voting members to register their vote in a timely
> fashion.
> James Hester
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