[sword-devel] Some questions about the WEB module
J.Zaitseff at zap.org.au
Wed Apr 11 17:12:28 MST 2012
Thanks for replying so quickly!
> > 1. Who is the maintainer of this module?
> I maintain the WEB and associated translations modules.
Should there be a wiki page somewhere to capture this information? Or
perhaps a simple line in the relevant web.conf?
> Do you know there to be meaningful updates to the text in the most
> recent revision(s)--meaningful meaning not changes to spaces or minor
> markup and not changes to the Apocrypha (since we don't support them in
> the current WEB module anyway)?
No, I don't know; I only have an old version from 2010, and I know there are
changes from that.
> I use usfm2osis.pl.
I presume with manual tweaking, as described in
http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/Converting_SFM_Bibles_to_OSIS ? If so, could
you possibly send me your most recent OSIS file?
The reason I'd like the OSIS file itself, as opposed to just using the SWORD
module, is that I'm hoping to develop some small tools (XSLT stylesheets
included) to transform OSIS to other formats. And I'd like to have some
decent OSIS texts to play with, other than the KJV (that OSIS file does not
use paragraphs, poetry, etc)!
A related question, by the way: how well does mod2osis work when the
original was an OSIS file? That is, if file.osis is processed thus:
file.osis -> osis2mod -> mod2osis -> newfile.osis
How close is newfile.osis to the original file.osis?
> One of the biggest problems with usfm2osis.pl is that it was not
> originally written for USFM and it grows piecemeal to target USFM input.
I sort-of guessed that!
> One of my personal Summer projects will be to write a USFM to OSIS
> converter from scratch, but for that I won't be touching the
> usfm2osis.pl codebase.
This was precisely what I was talking about. However, summer is a long time
away, especially down under in Australia! :-) A few questions:
1. What is technically wrong with the script at osis-converters
2. If there ARE technical limitations with sfm2osis.pl script there, is it
better to work with that than start over yet again? How amenable is that
maintainer to accepting patches?
Beware of the NIH (Not Invented Here) syndrome! I occasionally fall into
the trap myself, but I _am_ trying here to work with people.
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Phone: +61 2 9643 7737 / \ Sydney, Australia
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