Yes, you are correct I am a new user for RootsMagic and maybe that is why I have a fresh perspective on this.
It is true that you can create WebTags for each individual but what if the URL changes for the master URL? Are you suggesting that it is easier for us to go through each and every web tag and make the change? I thought the goal of these programs was to make our lives easier and not more difficult. I'm really not even talking about cluttering the GUI either. We are talking about a tab to hold ids so the ideas do not clutter up your events and facts listing. That makes for a much cleaner view of the individual in my opinion.
In regards to social security numbers, that is a named attribute in GEDCOM and does not have to be a generic attribute record.
Legacy does not have any problems exporting compliant GEDCOM, you really should not defame other software without knowing the facts,
I'm not in contest with you and yes I did read the comments. The reason I quoted the search text from the Legacy site was following your comment above that "Legacy does not have any problems exporting compliant GEDCOM"
@mjashby - Yes, I should have elaborated that the ids would be converted to FACT records in GEDCOM.
To be Gedcom compliant and to facilitate compatibility with other programs the avoidance of non standard Gedcom tags needs to be observed wherever possible. Yes the ids could be converted to FACTS on Gedcom export but you did not answer my question explaining how you such converted ids would be treated on import into Rootsmagic or any other genealogy program, please explain how you see this working? I would say they would now be facts after following your model and not ids?
Any number of custom facts can be created in Rootsmagic, on export they use the EVEN tag which is compliant with the Gedcom standard and other programs. Many users including myself use these for research purposes and they can be used to create Named Groups.
I won't be replying further to this thread and I am not dismissing your idea, just trying to help you define it and expand on it. My advice would be to read more on compatibility between programs and describe in detail how your vision would work, after that the decision is one for Rootsmagic, I don't speak for them.
I understand you miss Legacy, every program I know has it's own proprietary features, generally not fully Gedcom compliant.