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[magCIF] DDLm for magCIF?

Dear magCIF working group,

I have started working on the magCIF data structure.  In our list correspondence, there has been modest support for building the new dictionary using the new DDLm language.  Shall I proceed to encourage others to assist us in pursuing this direction?  Would the use of a new and somewhat untested dictionary language potentially slow the online availability of our dictionary on the IUCr website?  

On the COMCIFs mailing list, I found John Bollinger's suggestion of two parallel version (DDL1 and DDLm) interesting, at least for the sake of making DDL1-level auto-validation possible.  Does this really matter to anyone?

Best wishes,

Branton J. Campbell, Professor
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Brigham Young University
N261 ESC, BYU, Provo, UT 84602
Tel: 801-422-5758 Fax: 801-422-0553
Email: branton_campbell@byu.edu

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