[sw-l] Updating SWML-S for wiki publishing

Stephen Slevinski slevinski at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Dec 20 02:35:05 UTC 2004


I am update SWML-S.  Feedback requested.

I need to strip the attributes out of the main tag <swml>, instead of using
<swml dialect="S" version="1.1" lang="sgn-US" glosslang="eng">.  I was
thinking of using a header and/or title tag.

I also need to include four additional presentation attributes: number of
signs per row, number of signs per column, style (horizontal or verticle),
and size.  These presentation attributes are optional.

An example would be...

  <head dialect="S" version="1.2" lang="sgn-US" glosslang="eng" rows="7"
cols="5" style="v" size="1">
    <title>SWML-S version 1.2 example</title>
  <sign lane="0">
    <symbol x="83" y="92">04-02-001-01-01-08</symbol>
    <symbol x="128" y="107">01-01-001-01-01-02</symbol>
    <symbol x="111" y="76">02-01-001-01-01-01</symbol>

I am changing SWML-S because of Oculog.net's new SignWriting wiki.  I have
added the special tags <bld> and <swml>.  With the <bld> tag, you can insert
individual signs.  With the <swml> tag, you can insert whole SignWriting
documents generated from SignText.

A wiki allows a user to add content, but also allows that content to be
edited by anybody.  I have installed MediaWiki which is the wiki used for
Wikipedia.com and Wiktionary.com.  You can access the wiki by
http://www.oculog.net.  I will be adding a user manual for SignPuddle and


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