[sword-devel] Importan Issue: Crossreferences
Wed, 30 Aug 2000 18:34:38 +0100
On 29 Aug 2000, at 14:46, Joachim Ansorg sent forth the message:
> Hi Troy!
> Very good ideas you mentioned here!
> A common formating is very good, this would give us a common fornat we can work
> with (all references have the same format, we can decide how words of Jesus are
> displayed, how footnotes are formatted, how strongs are formatted etc.). I
> really would prefer this!
> This gives us much more power at frontend side!
> We have to find a easy to use, easy to convert format for SwordCommon! Does
> somebody have some ideas for this?
> If somebody could implement it I'd be very happy ;-)
Looks like theres these options for SwordCommon format
(1) Use GBF.
(2) Use ThML.
Er, I hate to say it, but I can't see easy agreement here on which one
to go for (would love to be proved wrong :) ). I guess it really
depends what is easier for the frontends to display sensibly. Any
(3) Develop new format on own.
Seems like a waste of time when theres good formats already. Unless
of course something simpler is needed for the frontends to deal with.
Maybe a modified version of them?
(4) Develop format along with ABS and use that.
Will take time, depends if the frontends would like a common format
to work with now or would wait.
(5) Support GBF and ThML and the new format as common to be nice
defeats the purpose of a 'common' format