[sword-devel] Where has the OSIS validation schema gone?

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Fri Feb 7 17:39:31 MST 2014

On 2/5/2014 2:23 AM, David Haslam wrote:
> When I tried today to validate an OSIS XML file to
> http://www.bibletechnologies.net/osisCore.2.1.1.xsd
> I found a page that tells me that *ForMinistry.com is Closed*.
> ? Anyone know what on earth has happened to
> http://www.bibletechnologies.net/
> Am I the first person in CrossWire to encounter this ?
> Best regards,
> David

We are hosting a mirror of the OSIS schema & manual at

In the event that the BTG website is not brought back online, I'll 
modify usfm2osis.py to point to our mirror. As it is, usfm2osis.py 
contains a full copy of the OSIS 2.1.1 for when it performs validation. 
(David, I don't think this helps you at all since validation requires 
lxml and I don't know if it works in Windows.)

I've sent an inquiry about whether any of the OSIS folks still have a 
contact within ABS who could put the site back up. But this isn't the 
first time the BTG site has gone down, inclining me to think ABS may not 
be the best hosts for the site or anything requiring long-term stability.


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