[sword-devel] BDB?

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 25 15:11:43 MST 2005

Chris Little wrote:

> DM Smith wrote:
>>    I am then wondering why Naves is online. According to nave.doc 
>> that is part of the module, it taken from a particularly buggy etext 
>> and was fixed to be 99% correct. As I have obtained the original of 
>> the fixed etext and am working on converting it into OSIS, I am 
>> concerned that it will be unacceptable as it is from an etext which 
>> may not be the same as the original. Any advise? (Obviously from my 
>> other posts, I am adverse to copyright infringement and if I cannot 
>> be sure that I am working with PD, I will do something else.)
> I wouldn't worry about that. If you haven't put a lot of work into the 
> Nave's text already, you might consider using the version CCEL 
> released recently as a base: http://www.ccel.org/ccel/nave/bible.html. 
> It's based on the same text files, but their ThML edition has all 
> cross-references marked.


I saw that and am considering using xslt to transform the ThML version 
to OSIS. It also has some significant structural markup as well.

So far I have been working on a structural model to use. The TEI 
dictionary schema, which OSIS plans to use, has lots of flexibility. I 
am thinking of figuring out how to use it, submitting it to the OSIS 
folks for review, with ample samples. Hopefully, it will help move the 
adoption. From that I can use XSLT to transform it to a form that will 
work as a sword module.

Once I have that I will evaluate whether it would be easier to go from 
CCEL's ThML using XSLT or the raw original using perl or java.

As I have been busy with "life, the universe and everything", I have not 
gotten as far as I would have liked.

Thanks for continued encouragement,

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