[osis-users] Validation related OSIS questions

David Troidl DavidTroidl at aol.com
Fri Nov 9 07:40:15 MST 2012

On 11/8/2012 9:08 AM, Peter von Kaehne wrote:
>> Von: Markku Pihlaja <markku.pihlaja at sempre.fi>
>> 1) What XML validators (online or for Windows, preferably free) are you
>> using for OSIS?
> I use xmllint, on Linux. I presume you can get it via cygwin onto Windows, but I have not checked.
>> 3) How should I code en or em dashes in OSIS? The (for an HTML expert)
>> obvious solutions, &ndash; and &mdash; seem to be HTML specific and
>> invalid
>> in XML. Or at least I this get error message from the validator:
>> "Entity 'ndash' was referenced, but not declared"
>> I'd like to be able to use some code or entity instead of an actual dash
>> characters (– or —), at least in some places, since we have two
>> different
>> semantics for the dashes and I'd like to keep them separate in the code.
> Don't have an answer for that, but what is the semantic and is there not a better way to code it than the somewhat arbitrary length of a dash character?
EN DASH &#x2013;
EM DASH &#x2014;
>> 4) Finally, a question not related to validation. In our translation,
>> there
>> are two paragraphs that span over chapter borders.
> The usual way of doing this is to use mile stoned chapter (and verse) tags. Preferably you should make a decision early on and stick to one version only - milestoned or container tags, no mix and match. The manual explains this well. Also have a look at Crosswire's wiki.
> Hope this helps
> Peter
> (CrossWire)
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