[sword-devel] osisCore 2.0 docs

schultz sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 09 Nov 2003 22:21:25 +0100

Chris Little schrieb:

> [..]
> I realize that OSIS may seem complex and difficult to master, but it 
> is truly simpler than, for example, any modern variety of (X)HTML.  
> The fact is, we needed to build an XML language that can be used to 
> represent real Bibles and all of the other literature that would be 
> used along with them.  For the most part, we've got that now.  (The 
> remaining issues still being worked on are primarily for more complex 
> Bibles with critical apparatus/morphological tagging/etc., and those 
> issues will be handled in separate modules.)  There are plenty of 
> other Bible markup standards that simply could have been adopted & 
> converted to XML syntax (e.g. GBF, SFM, and various proprietary 
> formats) not to mention XML formats like ThML & XSEM that could have 
> been converted to XML Schema and extended, but the Bible Technologies 
> Group collectively decided that we wanted something reasonably 
> complete, broadly useful, and that would have some potential of wide 
> adoption. 


 Zefania XML is not created for for such a large goal. :)  that is obvious!

> If you think Zefania doesn't need best practice statements, you're 
> either making the assumption that encoders who use Zefania will 
> somehow intuitively know what you were thinking as you designed the 
> language, or Zefania is so simplistic as to not really be useful.
> --Chris 

Zefania XML is optimized for  writing biblesoftware like my project  
Zefania XML PureBible.


therefore  Zefania XML contains only minimum necessary markup for bible 

best wishes
Home of Zefania BibleMarkup Language and  True Sharp Sword API.