[sword-devel] Importan Issue: Crossreferences

Joachim Ansorg sword-devel@crosswire.org
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?