[sword-devel] TEI formatting, duplicated key (BDB Glosses)

Daniel Owens dhowens at pmbx.net
Sat Apr 28 11:21:22 MST 2012

Well, it may be a poor markup choice on my part, but the Strongs modules 
are marked up the same way. I was just following the established pattern.

I can see a couple of reasons to include a title in addition to the key:
- Normally attributes are not displayed, only the content of elements, 
except @n in TEI and sometimes @osisID in OSIS genbooks (?)
- I could see cases in which a lexicon key would not be identical to its 
title or head term, such as a full BDB module keyed to Strongs. The use 
of Strongs numbers in that case would be purely for the software to find 
the correct entry from a Bible tagged with Strongs numbers, not a part 
of the actual lexicon entry.

I guess the argument for displaying them is that you need to know what 
they are to navigate the lexicon. I suppose that is a good reason to 
display the attribute.

Any thoughts? I can change the markup if that is the consensus.


On 04/28/2012 10:38 AM, Karl Kleinpaste wrote:
> I just installed BDBGlosses_Strongs, and I find the formatting choice
> very odd.  Is this inherent to TEI, is it a poor filter implementation,
> or is this a poor choice for how to encode?
> We hardly need the element key repeated twice, once bold and once
> regular, in each element.  What's the point of this?
> Entry source:
> $$$H4899
> <entryFree n="H4899"><title>H4899</title>  <foreign xml:lang="he">מָשִׁיחַ</foreign>  <hi rend="italic">anointed</hi></entryFree>
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