[sword-devel] Importan Issue: Crossreferences
Sun, 27 Aug 2000 19:36:27 +0000
IMHO this is a very important issue for SWORD and frontends like BibleTime.
I have much requests from users of BibleTime that we should implement support
for bible crossreferences.
Basically we have it, but SWORD and BibleTime are missing two important
-A standard in modules how crossreferences should be formatted. At the
moment every module uses it's one reference formats (GBF, RAW etc.). This is
the most important issue. Otherwise we would have to add time wasting regexp
mattching things etc. and every frontend has to implement it's own solutions.
It's not good not to have a standard for crossreferences.
-A standard how the crossreferences should be formatted as HTML (generated
by the GBFHTML and PLAINGHTML filters) and how they should look like in PLAIN
formatted text etc.
In BibleTime we use as a quick hack the following syntax (as an example):
<A HREF="ref://Genesis 1:1">Reference to Genesis 1:1</A>
Is there somewhere a crossreference standard on the internet? If yes, should
we use it?