[sword-devel] Milestoned forms of <lg> and <l> ?

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 01:54:54 MST 2011

They would not validate because the Schema is written to require an
<lg> <l /> <l /> </lg> structure. A line makes no sense in the absence
of a group of lines. Other milestoned elements can make sense on their
own but a line by itself does not.

It might be possible for the schema to be updated to include the
sequence of <lg /> <l /> <l /> <lg /> as a valid entry, but it would
make the schema more complicated, especially if other tags are valid
children of an <lg /> element. It does strike the XML purist in me as
being a very bad abuse of XML to declare that something fits your
requirements for XML but blatantly acknowledge that it does not match
the provided schema. Then again, the XML purist in me dislikes XML in
the first place. :)


On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 2:45 AM, David Haslam <dfhmch at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I just spotted this line in the wiki
> "While OSIS defines a milestoned version of the <lg> element, the use of it
> will not produce a valid XML document."
> See http://crosswire.org/wiki/OSIS_Bibles#Marking_poetic_material
> That's odd, isn't it?
> The OSIS manual clearly provides for milestoned forms of <lg> and <l>, so
> why would they fail to validate?
> Are there errors in http://www.bibletechnologies.net/osisCore.2.1.1.xsd
> or was this line in the wiki written well before version 2.1.1 of the
> schema?
> David
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