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Syntax for assigning word-level linking attributes #25
A companion USX 3.0 proposal exists at: ubsicap/usx#19
Names given to linking attributes begin with
Linking attributes are combined with any other descriptive attributes added to the same marker. The order of attributes is not significant, although it would benefit readability to have descriptive and linking attributes grouped together.
Proposed Attribute List
The set of URI prefixes used within a
Link to other project text
Link to illustration / media
Assigning an identifier (anchor). In this example the markup is a milestone, indicating a location but not marking text.
Glossary entry including a link reference to an external URL
Reference to named target (in same project)
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Several Indic languages use the vertical bar at the end of a sentence in modern orthography in place of the Devanagari Danda.
I assume this to mean a Western full-stop in the place where you'd formerly find a Danda.
Even so, I have seen a digitized Punjabi Bible in which the vertical bar (and either the double bar or just two bars) has been keyed, where perhaps the printed Bible would have had the Danda or Double Danda with the Bible text in the Gurmukhi script. Here's Genesis 1:1 to illustrate:
And a verse from the same chapter ending with two bars.
Yet the same digitization also has instances of the Danda used as a similar punctuation mark.
This might simply reflect inconsistencies in keyboarding among different members of a team.
These observations prompt me to ask the question as to whether the use of a vertical bar as punctuation in some scripts might clash with the use of the vertical bar in word-level linking syntax for USFM ?
I'm guessing that this question may not have occurred to anyone in UBISCAP, so I thought it was worth mentioning here.