[jsword-devel] osis and jaxb

Troy A. Griffitts jsword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 05 Jan 2003 01:36:00 -0700

there is already a mod2osis util in the sword utilities directory. 
Granted it isn't perfect, but was used to convert texts for ABS from our 
modules posted here:


Under OSIS Encoded Documents.  I used that more general link because 
there is some other good info (I hope) on that site.

The KJV2003 project is writing as OSIS, so for sword to make use of this 
text, we will support osis2xxxxx filters soon.


Eric Galluzzo wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-01-02 at 18:54, Joe Walker wrote:
>>Currently JSword uses its own XML format to represent Bible data before 
>>it gets to the view (to use MVC terms)
>>I've always thought that it would be better to use a standard and it 
>>would seem that OSIS is it. I've read through the schema, and it seems 
>>to do just what we need.
> Yep, OSIS seems like the perfect format for JSword data to me.  It
> should also be easy-ish to write a converter from GBL to OSIS, and then
> one can write an XSLT stylesheet to convert OSIS into most anything
> else.
>>I fancy taking some short cuts by using JAX-B to generate a parser and 
>>some Java classes to help us work with OSIS data.
> Sounds reasonable, although I usually distrust autogenerated bindings
> (or autogenerated anything else) until I've seen how good they are. :) 
> One big disadvantage to this sort of thing is that adding business
> methods to those classes is impossible if one ever wants to regenerate
> the classes.  A friend of mine is working on a technique to make this
> possible, but it's not quite proven yet, and even when it is, it may not
> work for JAXB.
>>Troy, do you have any string feelings about how we should generate 
>>classes to represent OSIS data?
>>I've also generated some HTML and word docs from the OSIS spec to make 
>>it easier to navigate because I couldn't find anything at 
>>http://www.bibletechnologies.net. Are you interested?
> I'm definitely interested.  Also, I've got a work-in-progress stylesheet
> to convert OSIS to HTML for viewing (requires a Xalan-specific extension
> in order to break long documents up).  The only kinda cool feature is
> that it hyperlinks each word (with color: black; text-decoration: none,
> so that it doesn't look like a link) to the appropriate Strong's
> definition.  I don't really know who I should give this to, but would
> anyone on this list be interested?
>>This is all a bit blue-sky right now - I'm working on getting Lexicon 
>>and Dictionary support working, but it should be done soon.
> Cool!  Thanks for the info. :)
>     - Eric
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