Perspective: "The XSEM project has chosen to use the perspective that comes from the task of publishing Scripture as the primary perspective in the encoding model." Other perspectives are modeled as possible, although not always in the principal hierarchy: "The Canonical view [books contain chapters that contain verses]; The Outline view [sections contain sections that contain paragraphs]; The Literary view [a collection of prose and poetry -- here are various types of prose i.e., narrative, letters, speeches]; The Speech/Discourse view [a series of nested speech segments, that is, direct and indirect quotes]; The Linguistic view [sentences contain phrases that are made of parts of speech, such as nouns, verbs and adjectives]; The Source view [a series of witnesses and renderings with one chosen as primary]."
Note on the sample document: The source text file 'MRK-XTT.XML file' used in the demonstration is a "Greeked" version of the book of Mark. The format looks more like Latin than Greek; it is commonly used by publishers for prototypes as a means of avoiding copyright problems and focusing attention upon technical aspects of publication.
- XSEM web site
- The XSEM XML DTD, [cache, text only]
- Sample marked-up ('Greeked' XML) text, [cache]
- Sample PDF format via XSLT/RenderX, [cache]
- XSEM Demo Material
- XSEM Documentation
- XSEM Demonstration: HTML, PDF, EBook, WML
- XSEM documentation
- XSEM Diagrams
- OSIS Announcement: "Open Scriptural Information Standard. Free Trade Zone for Electronic Bible Texts Takes Major Step Forward."
- Contact: Dennis Drescher or Eric Albright
- See also: Theological Markup Language (ThML) - Main reference page.
- See also: LitML: A Liturgical Markup Language - Main reference page.