[March 18, 2002] "OSIS has been designed to provide the beginning user with a set of elements sufficient to encode a standard Bible text and yet retain a reasonable learning curve. Additional modules, which extend the OSIS schema to meet the requirements of publishers, translators and scholars are now in the planning stages... After more than a year of collaboration supported by the American Bible Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, the beta of a proposed XML schema has been released." [User documentation is in preparation.]
Milestones (asynchronous empty elements) are used for reference markers and other (discourse, prosodic) features which cross the boundaries of the principal literary hierarchy. Many of the elements have a TEIform attribute.
Beta version schemas (display copies, 2002-03-18)