[sword-devel] osis2mod warnings

Adrian Korten adrian_korten at sil.org
Tue Dec 2 23:54:04 MST 2008

---- Original Message -----
*From:* DM Smith <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com>
*To:* "SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum" <sword-devel at crosswire.org>
*Sent:* 12/02/2008 7:46:28 PM +0700
*Subject:* [sword-devel] osis2mod warnings

> Chris has finally convinced me that the OSIS best practice is to  
> structure the Bible as a document (aka BCP) and lay in versification  
> using milestones.
> But the SWORD engine works best with verses being the primary  
> structure (aka BCV). The purpose of osis2mod has always been convert  
> the input OSIS into something that works well with the SWORD engine.  
> That said, as we get more and more OSIS texts we are finding  
> shortcomings in osis2mod.
I think that I'm more interested in the BCV version. I don't have 
control of the texts and the copyright holders want to maintain them in 
USFM format. So the OSIS conversion is just to get it into a better 
format to import to a Sword module. And I prefer to keep the BCV 
formatting since that is strong in the original format and what is 
eventually used by the Sword engine.
> My best recommendation is to write best-practice OSIS. If osis2mod  
> does not handle it well, then use xslt to adapt it to something that  
> osis2mod likes and pump that through osis2mod. Using the 1.5.11  
> version of osis2mod, this would be transforming BCP elements into  
> their milestoned form.
> There are several of us here that could whip out the xslt. So if you  
> need help, ask.
I may take you up on that offer but I'll muddle along on my own for a 
little first.


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