[sword-devel] TEI external references with osisRef

Eeli Kaikkonen eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi
Thu Mar 19 06:55:46 MST 2009

Quoting DM Smith <dmsmith at crosswire.org>:

> In the light of versification and that many biblical references refer
> to specific works that might not be an installed module, let alone a
> module at all, what should the behavior be? For example a German
> commentary refers to a verse in Malachi that is not in the KJV v11n?
> Should we use a different variant of work that includes the
> versification:
> Bible.Vul.xxx:ref
> That way, if the xxx module is not installed, we can grab another Bible
> with the Vul versification.

I can't say anything about the TEI markup, but the problem is more  
general. For example, with bookmarks both the preferred module and the  
exact versification may be needed. If there is only the module name,  
it may not be installed (or even exist at all in the repositories) and  
it's impossible to find the correct verse in any other module.  
Wherever a module name has been used before the new v11n system, it  
should be thought whether it needs a v11n marker or not. If there's  
any possibility that the module may be replaced by another module in  
some useful way, there should be a way to specify the v11n.

--Eeli Kaikkonen

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