[sword-devel] HELP! Need your feedback on XML Markup Language

Patrick Durusau sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 17 Aug 2001 17:53:08 -0400


Sorry, your information about XML is out-dated! (Well, by a day anyway.)

Take a look at the presentation Matthew O'Donnell and I did at the
Extreme Markup Language conference in Montreal yesterday.


The presentation, paper (submitted to Markup Technologies: Theory and
Practice) and sample code are all available.

Overlapping hierarcies for texts, human genetic mapping,
treaty/legislation versioning, music, etc. are among the possibilities
raised in discussion following the presentation. All in XML!


I am still on Montreal and so am typing very uncomfortably from my room.
A longer post early next week!


"Troy A. Griffitts" wrote:
> OK,
>         Here's a less formal invite to discuss a few topics about XML Markup.
>         I think XML stinks for Bible Text Markup!
>         XML doesn't allow more than one hierarchy in a document.  Here's an
> example of logical XML markup.
> <Book NAME="Genesis"><Chapter NUMBER="1"><Verse NUMBER="1">In the
> beginning...</Verse>...</Chapter>...</Book>
> This is all fine and dandy, but what about <Quote></Quote>, Intro,
> Paragraph, Red, Bold, Italic, etc!  Most of these things WILL cross over
> the single hierachy limit of XML.
> Remember:
> <Verse>Text for <Quote>a verse</Verse><Verse>text for the </Quote>next
> verse</Verse>
>         What do you guys think?
>                 -Troy.

Patrick Durusau
Director of Research and Development
Society of Biblical Literature