GEM Display Concept

The following table envisions what a Family GEM display will look like.
Individuals should link to other personal data files if such exist.
Code terms are based on the GEM Proposed Data Structure Models.

Family GEM
Father: <afam> <pf>
Mother: <afam> <pm>
Person: <per> <img>

Union: <dfam><sf>, <sm>, or <s>

 
  • Child <dfam> <dc>
  • Child <dfam> <sc>
<afam><p1>
OR
<afam><p2>
Siblings: <sc> and/or <c>
<afam><p1>
<afam><p2>
Siblings: <sc> and/or <c>
 
Siblings:
  • Child <afam> <s>
  • Child <afam> <s>

Union: <afam> <p1>
OR
<afam> <p2>
Siblings: <afam> <sc> and/or <afam> <c>

Union: <afam> <p1>
OR
<afam> <p2>
Siblings: <afam> <sc> and/or <afam> <c>

Family GEM

Display specifications:

  1. Data to be stored in and retrieved from XML files.
  2. Styling to be accomplished with external style sheets.
  3. Width to fit 800 pixel display (table at 720 pixels).
  4. Three generations in display, centered on an individual person <per>.
  5. Navigation capability of at least one generation in either direction.
  6. Links should refresh page with new person as central individual.
  7. Possible jump menu(s) to grandparents, great-grandparents, and previous generations.
  8. The table and color formatting above is for illustration of structure and relationships only.

Technical Specifications:

  1. Cross-platform compatible, dynamic, hypertext document.
  2. Display capable in version 4.0 or newer (and equivalent) browsers.
  3. Languages limited to HTML 4.0, XHTM, XML, XSD, JavaScript, CSS, XSL.