[sword-devel] Persian Module

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Wed Jan 12 21:28:23 MST 2005

DM Smith wrote:
> In OSIS a verse tag can either be a container, as in <verse>text</verse> 
> or a marker as in <verse/>text. According to the spec, one or the other 
> should be used for a work but not both.

Verses are conceptually always held in containers, though the elements 
used to mark them are not necessarily container elements. If you use 
milestone elements (<verse/>-style), you still have to surround the 
verse text in these elements and they must have matching sID/eID 
attribute pairs. For example: <verse osisID="Matt.1.1" 
sID="Matt.1.1"/>verse text<verse osisID="Matt.1.1" eID="Matt.1.1"/>.

> This only becomes an issue if text is richly marked up with text elements.

The Bibles I've seen that come from SFM usually do need to use verse 
milestones. You inevitably need to use milestone elements for either 
verses or quotations, if your text uses quotation marks at all.

> I am not sure if sword cares which form is used.

We support either, but I'm not sure mod2osis does currently. ;) If I had 
to guess, I would say it probably does.


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