[sword-devel] OSIS example

Daniel Owens dhowens at pmbx.net
Sat Mar 3 17:59:15 MST 2012

Based on varied sources, including Patrick's helpful example OSIS Bible, 
I put together an example OSIS "Bible" that validates and is consistent 
with the wiki page on OSIS Bibles ( 
http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/OSIS_Bibles). The text itself is mostly 
KJV text, with a little Hebrew to illustrate more than what the KJV can 
by itself. I chose to use the BSP structure because the KJV illustrates 
the BCV structure well already, and I have no idea idea how to deal with 
paragraphs and poetry in the BCV structure.

You can find the example file and the following list of features at 

- BookGroup and section titles, including parallel passages: <title>
- Book introduction
- List: <list>, <item>
- Table: <table>, <row>, <cell>
- Bold and italic text: <hi>
- Strong's numbers, lemma, and morphology: <w>, @lemma, @morph
- Notes, including study notes and cross-references: <note>, <reference>
- Marked additions: <transChange>
- Canonical title (Psalms): <title type="psalm" canonical="true">
- Poetry markup: <lg>, <l>
- Divine Name: <seg>, <divineName>
- Variants: <seg type="x-variant" subType="x-1">
- Abbreviations: <abbr>

I compiled and tested the module, and I will send a separate email when 
I have a chance to record the results systematically. Suffice it to say, 
no one front-end supports all of the markup well, and some features 
(such as variants and tables) are conspicuously poorly supported. Since 
it is not a complete text of the KJV, some odd display issues should be 
ignored, but most front-ends displayed the "New Testament" title at the 
bottom of Psalm 3. It would be lovely if front-end developers would see 
how their front-end handles it (or doesn't). I can send a compiled 
module to those who are interested.

Feedback is welcome. If I have missed something or used less-than-ideal 
markup, please let me know, and we can change it.


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