[sword-devel] OSIS example

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 15:28:02 MST 2012

Do you have a compiled version of the module up anywhere? I'm very
surprised by the claim that Xiphos, BibleTime, and BibleCS do not
support canonical titles.


On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Daniel Owens <dhowens at pmbx.net> wrote:
> 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
> http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/OSIS_Bibles/BSPExample:
> - 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.
> Daniel
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