[uf-discuss] is there microformat / uri scheme for
referncingbook parts (content)? (Bible ref's)
si at kittle.co.uk
Thu Dec 1 15:59:31 PST 2005
> I know what you are asking for, but there is a bigger problem
> with Biblical text. It is NOT well formed. You can not
> make an XML representation of a bible verse. There are
> references that span two paragraphs, therefore it is not
> possible todo something like:
> <p> text text text <span class="part1"> text text</p> <p>text
> text text</span><span class="part2"> text text text</span></p>
> This is not well-formed, but very common.
Yeah, I realise that. I suppose I should clarify I am looking specifically
for a way to markup the references, as opposed to the full on verses /
But just as a side note there are actually several projects who are
overcoming the issues you talk about (or who've overcome them)  example:
> That said, there is a citation format in the works, this
> will allow for the ability to cite page, etc. Bible chapter,
> paragraph, verse were not in the original idea, but could
> make there way in depending on other formats.
Okay, I will take a look at the cite pages.
> Have you looked into how other formats, Dublin Core, etc. handle this?
> or can/do they?
Had a (very) brief look and couldn't find anything, that site's a maze!
Isn't most DC metadata (when embedded in an HTML document) included in the
META tags? I have to admit I know very little about it but it could be
worth some further research.
 - http://www.bibletechnologies.net/
 - http://www.bibletechnologies.net/201.dsp#body.1_div.4
ps: Is it just me that's had to create refences as above by hand? Or do
some people have clever email clients which do it for them?
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