[uf-new] proposed semantic HTML for Bible references

Sean Boisen sean.boisen at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 22:00:59 PDT 2007

Thanks for pointing out that work, Andy. Existing and well-established
practice in citing Bible passages is rather different from most of these:
* Book (of the Bible, e.g. Isaiah or Is.), chapter and verse designators are
the most common: "Is 40:6" would be a typical case.
* Sometimes a specific translation is referenced, usually with an
abbreviation: e.g. "KJV" for the King James Version.
* Fields like author, publication date, publisher, volume, etc. simply
aren't used for 99% of the cases: that's not what people care about when
citing Bible passages. 

So I'm not sure whether it's appropriate for me to add these examples to the
wiki pages: thoughts? 


-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Mabbett [mailto:andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 1:15 AM
To: sean at semanticbible.com; For discussion of new microformats.
Subject: Re: [uf-new] proposed semantic HTML for Bible references

In message <000501c7ee80$3063a610$2300000a at L820>, Sean
<sean at semanticbible.com> writes

>I've posted a proposal for POSH to identify reference to Bible

Please note the ongoing work at:


et seq.

Andy Mabbett

More information about the microformats-new mailing list