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May 20, 2010

Wow! I am not a programmer, but I still see the large amount of work involved. The one that is most amazing is the Literature Puddle converted... each document is there...I can see the titles and the English translations mixed between the code for the SignWriting documents - very amazing, Steve - Thank you!

Val ;-)

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On May 20, 2010, at 11:23 AM, Steve Slevinski wrote:

> Hi List,
> 
> I'm requesting comments on an early draft for SignPuddle Markup Language (SPML), a data exchange format for SignPuddle 2.  This format is compatible with current SignPuddle data. 
> In simple terms, a puddle is filled with entires.  Each entry can have multiple items.  Each item has a defined language and can have a name, text, and a source.  Here is an abbreviated example for an entry from the ASL Dictionary.
> 
> <entry id="29">
> <item lang="ase">
>   <name>00800112f9c4f9d6011af9abf9de6640f9c6f9e570c4f9c6f9f4</name>
>   <src>Valerie Sutton</src>
> </item>
> <item lang="en">
>   <name>cannot</name>
>   <src>Valerie Sutton</src>
> </item>
> <item lang="en">
>   <name>can't</name>
>   <src>Valerie Sutton</src>
> </item>
> </entry>
> 
> 
> The DTD is available for review: http://www.signpuddle.net/spml.dtd (0.5 KB).
> 
> I have converted the ASL/English user interface: http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle2/data/ui/1.spml (25 KB).
> 
> I have converted the ASL/English dictionary puddle: http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle2/data/sgn/4.spml (3.6 MB).
> 
> I have converted the ASL/English literature puddle: http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle2/data/sgn/5.spml (905 KB).
> 
> Since these files are text, they can be compressed by 70% to 80%.  The entire ASL/English dictionary puddle is only (570 KB) when zipped.
> 
> Regards,
> -Steve
>