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.
The DTD is available for review: http://www.signpuddle.net/spml.dtd (0.5
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.