[sword-devel] Cross references withing general book??

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 8 Jan 2003 16:16:19 -0700 (MST)

> I'm preparing a new german book (Pfadfinder zur Bibel, www.ro-ho.de), which is 
> a collection of many bible cross references topically sorted. But the books 
> links also to other sections in the sections.
> AFAIK there's no possibility in ThML to make such a link. I hope I'm wrong. 
> How can I do the cross links within the same book?

Can I suggest you use OSIS instead?  I will soon begin to move all module
data into OSIS format and hopefully finish before summer.  I've done some 
tests on our data and most of the errors in our exporting to OSIS are 
genuine module bugs that need to be fixed anyway.  So try OSIS.  :)

The final 1.1.1 Schema is posted at 
http://www.crosswire.org/~chrislit/osis/osisCore.1.1.1.xsd .

Bible book names are in http://www.crosswire.org/~chrislit/osis/bible.xml 

And just for fun, here is HTML format documentation generated by XMLSpy:
(contains diagrams)
http://www.crosswire.org/~chrislit/osis/docs/osisCore.1.1.1.html (no 

In OSIS, you will create a <reference> tag with an osisRef attribute equal 
to the osisID of the thing you want to point to.  Then you would put that 
osisID on in osisID attribute of the <div> (or other tag) you want to link 

ThML does have a facility for this, which you can read about at 
http://www.ccel.org/ThML/ccel-URI.htm but since OSIS is here, let's use 
it.  No, filters aren't yet ready to transform OSIS to 
HTML/HTMLHREF/ThML/RTF/GBF but we can do that fairly quickly and push out 
1.5.6 if we need to.