[sword-devel] Beta S bug

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 02 Aug 2002 15:28:51 -0700

>>>>[a-z,A-Z,0-9,_] are the only valid characters in module names.

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

Not sure what you mean?  I thought [a-z,A-Z,0-9,_] was fairly explicit.

> [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.

I appreciate your input, but I don't feel there is a need to add 
additional separators.  Remember, these are unique module IDs not 
functional operators.  Your standard for naming glossaries sounds fine 
to me.  For example: chrisenzh would be fine for Chris' glossary from 
English to Chinese.

If you would like to add meta information to the .conf file like:

That's fine with me.  No objections from me for adding more meta 

Hope this helps.


> 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.
> --Chris