[sword-devel] updated WEB and HNV bible modules?

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Tue Sep 13 21:30:32 MST 2005

In case anyone is waiting anxiously for the WEB & HNV modules, I just 
wanted to give an update and report that I did find some time to work on 
them over the weekend but am not finished. Basic GBF->OSIS tag 
conversion is mostly complete. I think I still have to tweak quotation 
marking, and the large tasks of pruning unnecessary tags & making the 
converter not just generate equivalent OSIS elements but 
schema-validatable (and then more generally OSIS-conformant) still 
remain. So there's progress, but it will still take at least another 


Chris Little wrote:
> Hi Ryan,
> I think most of us are pretty busy right now. For my part, I've been 
> very busy with school, and just started a new semester, so I haven't had 
> much time to work on modules.
> There are two issues that need to be handled with regard to putting out 
> updated WEB/HNV modules. The first is that the modules need to be in 
> (compliant) OSIS format. The second is that the OSIS document needs to 
> be converted by a script from the GBF originals in a way that can be 
> repeated as new versions of the text are released.
> Failing to meet the first requirement doesn't move the project in the 
> direction we're moving (and doesn't help to move modules towards the 
> standard we're concentrating our support on). And failure to meet the 
> second requirement means we can't easily update the text in the future, 
> which is something we would like to be able to do.
> If you have a script to do the GBF to OSIS conversion that we need, 
> please share it and we can get an updated copy posted quickly. Failing 
> that, I'll try to get started on a new script this weekend if I can find 
> some time, as I can't find the old version I was working on.
> --Chris

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