[sword-devel] thml2gbs

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 11 Feb 2003 10:33:24 -0700 (MST)

thml2gbs has some bugs and is broken at the moment, I believe.

You should not modify the .bdt files manually because it will mess up the 
indexing in the other files.  There are some quirky things you COULD do in 
ThML (or OSIS or any other XML format) that would really confuse thml2gbs, 
but I don't think that is done in any texts I've seen.  So any problems 
you're having are probably the result of either:

1) bugs in thml2gbs (it was really just a proof-of-concept project and 
didn't quite get finished)
2) bugs/inadequacies in Sword's or BibleCS's handling of ThML
3) possibly bugs in the GenBook code, but this is least likely

On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Jason and Larua Brooks wrote:

> OK.  I went back with the same config as below and generated the files
> fine.  The only question I have left is this:  is it common to have to
> manually manipulate the *.bdt files? I ran thml2gbs on Calvin's
> Institutes and Harmony of the Law in 4 volumes, all in XML (thml).  I
> realize the Harmony presents problems because it is laid out in chart
> format.  However, Institutes is flat in relation.  But the thml2gbs
> caught all the head tags, but missed all the text underneath.  For
> example, there are simply Roman Numerals in the left pane.  The text
> pane only lists the topic sentence. I manipulated the first of the bdt
> file, and corrected some of the problems.  So, question is is this a
> problem with the source, the conversion process, or what?  Or is it the
> norm?