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

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Dec 20 15:25:24 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
December 20, 2004

Dear SignWriting List, and Stephen!
Congratulations on your newly designed web site, Stephen, called a
SignWriting Wiki! I never heard of that word before...Wiki...it is
totally new to me so I visited your site:

> http://www.oculog.net

and it looks great!! You are doing sooo much and I am so impressed!

The IMWA work is so much fun and I love doing it now daily...around 12
hours a day...but I am sad that it takes so much time to develop typing
the stick figure...as you all know, SignWriting and DanceWriting began
as stick figure notation systems, yet we have never had a way to type
the stick figure itself...with full arms and legs and feet and a truly
dancing figure that we call "Stanley the Stick Figure"...so I will send
you all a Christmas card next message, showing you the stick figure,
(the card was written by hand)...

My goal this Christmas is to make the IMWA a full-stick figure capable
symbolset, so that for those who want to type full movement can do
that...And Stephen's work is making this possible, because Stephen is
implementing the IMWA...which is a blessing, because it gives us a way
to test it...Thank you for your many contributions in 2004!

I have not been able to look at your technical questions, Stephen, but
I will try to do that too...

Many blessing to everyone -

Val ;-)


On Dec 19, 2004, at 6:35 PM, Stephen Slevinski wrote:

> List,
> 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...
> <swml>
>   <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>
>   </head>
>   <sign lane="0">
>     <gloss>sign-1</gloss>
>     <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>
>   </sign>
> </swml>
> 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
> SignText.
> -Stephen

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