The matter of finding a suitable XML-based format took another turn when David Warnock noted that ThML is a dead end, and has been for three years. (And yet scads of new texts are being pumped into it.)
He suggested OSIS, but alas it has no support for hymns.
Yet CCEL has hymn texts in OSIS, ThML, and other formats.
So I'm confused. Are the CCEL hymn texts in OSIS just round pegs pushed into square holes, or are there standards available that aren't well documented?
No sarcasm here (though I am capable of it) and I'll look over the OSIS user manual (2.0.1) and keep thinking.