[sword-devel] Apocrypha?

Jerry Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 08 Aug 2000 15:57:32 -0700

Perhaps a toggle for user preference. Let the user choose between treating 
modules with both canonical and non-canonical material as two modules or 
one module. The setting should be able to be overridden when doing a 
search. As a companion feature to this, it would be good to let the user 
define (or select) what canon he uses.

Just an idea.

At 08:33 PM 8/7/2000 -0700, Chris Little wrote:
>Very good point.  Now I'm really uncertain of what the solution should be.
>Perhaps the advisable thing to do would be to make the OT & NT the default
>search extents and require that people include the intertestamentals
>specifically for searches or allow people to save their default search
>extents.  Of course, that may be more on the front end side of things than
>the library backend.
>I'm still somewhat wary of dividing parts of the same work into different
>modules on the client's system, since the intertestamentals were
>translated right along with the OT & NT for the KJV.  If we split the KJV
>and its Apocrypha, I suppose we would do likewise with the RSV, but what
>would we do with the Douay-Rheims or other Catholic translations?
>If we look at the competition, OLB splits its OT & NT from Apocrypha but
>none of the commercial products (BibleWorks, Logos, etc.) do so to my
>knowledge.  Larry may have had no better reason, BTW, than the fact that
>his software can't support more than 32768 verses per module, and the
>Apocrypha would have put him way over that--or simply because his modules
>aren't very modular and can't be added to like ours could by adding new
>Just some more thoughts.  Feel free to critique. :)
>--Chris Little
>On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, geoffrey W Hastings wrote:
> > I don't believe I would like the Apocrypha to be put into the same module
> > as the KJV.
> > I would not want to have to remember to do searches in custom search to
> > omit the Apocrypha from my results.
> > I wouldn't want seaches of the Apocrypha to pull up results from the KJV
> > either.
> > It might lead to confusion in instances where more than one person use
> > the same computer if they do not all have the understanding that they are
> > tied together, say in a church or bible college library etc...