[sword-devel] Beta S bug

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 2 Aug 2002 14:37:42 -0700 (MST)

On Thu, 1 Aug 2002, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:

> >>[a-z,A-Z,0-9,_] are the only valid characters in module names.  The 
> >>module name should be changed.
> > 
> > 
> > Because?
> This standard is necessary for problems exactly as the one you've 
> experienced in the win32 frontend.  These are internal names that need 
> to be usable in standard encoding mechanisms such as programming 
> languages, XML, HTML, etc.  Please change your modules to adhere to 
> these restrictions and everything will work fine in the most possible 
> situations without extra work from others.

Ok....  So can you actually cite a standard you are adopting here?

[a-zA-Z0-9_] is not sufficient.  Using a standard of [source language 
id][separator][destination language id] is the only reasonable way I've 
thought of for naming glossaries in a consistent manner.  That requires 
using [a-zA-Z0-9_\-] for the language ids plus one additional 
non-alphanumeric character to separate the ids.

We can adopt XML Name, confined to Latin-1, if you would like.  That 
adds [:\.] to the options but requires that the first character be 
in [a-zA-Z_:].

Alternately, we could add a safename() member to SWModule that takes the 
module name and returns a version where all characters outside of 
whatever you decide on are converted to characters within whatever you 
decide on.