Michael Beddow wrote:
> Lou Burnard wrote:
>>Anyone on this list ever heard of the
>> Zefania XML Bible Markup Language?
>>It's TEI but not as we know it.
> Yes. But why would you class it as TEI?
I wasn't intending to imply that it *was* TEI except in a star-trekky
sort of alternative universe because it seemed to me that the enterprise
is similarly motivated and reaches similar conclusions about how such
texts should be marked up... but uses a different vocabulary. Their WSD
schema contains enough detail for one to be able to wish it was an ODD,
I was hoping someone could tell me a bit more about the project than I
could glean from the SF site.
There's a mildly interesting article to be written some time about the
numerous variously modernized versions of the KJV methinks. A quick
glance suggested to me that many of the producers of these versions have
a lot of trouble with the tension between the belief that this *is*
the Word of Gahd (that well-known 17th c. English speaker), and the
unfortunate fact that these days "nobody talks like that".
Here's a specimen from my local
> store (the leap of faith from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22.21) is my
> <XMLBIBLE xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
> xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="zef2005.xsd" revision="1" type="x-bible"
> content="x-catholic" version="188.8.131.52" status="v" biblename="Ang Dating
> <subject>holy bible</subject>
> <publisher>Theologische Initiative Freiburg</publisher>
> <format>Zefania XML Bible Markup Language</format>
> <title>Ang Dating Biblia</title>
> <description>Philippines Bible Society (1905),Tagalog (Philippines
> National Language),Bible is Reconized by its Title (Ang Biblia) or (Ang
> Dating Biblia)</description>
> <source>Typed From the Ang Biblia Tagalog, by Richard und Dolores
> <rights>This Bible is now Public Domain.</rights>
> <BIBLEBOOK bnumber="1" bname="Genesis" bsname="Gen">
> <CHAPTER cnumber="1">
> <VERS vnumber="1">Nang pasimula ay nilikha ng Dios ang langit at ang
> lupa. </VERS>
> <VERS vnumber="21">Ang biyaya ng Panginoong Jesus ay mapasa mga banal
> nawa. Siya nawa. </VERS>
> Their W3C schema is amply commented, but in German only.
> There's an XML-Spy type semi-graphical representation at
> and a rather interesting (underlying design-wise) AJAX app for browsing any
> bibles in this format at
> Michael Beddow