Module verification (was Re: [sword-devel] Doctrinal Statement)

Jerry Hastings
Fri, 28 Jul 2000 22:41:09 -0700

At 06:23 PM 7/28/2000 +1000, Paul Gear wrote:
>Jerry Hastings wrote:
> > ...
> > I would like to see a program for identifying, comparing and certifying
> > texts.  A site could list data about texts, such as, CRCs, file sizes,
> > number of words, etc.. A program could check a local text against the
> > online stats for a "certified" file. That could help people to also know if
> > they have the latest and most correct version. I would also like to take
> > files of different formats, but claiming to be the same text and compare
> > any differences. One software publisher may have found and corrected
> > errors, even typos and OCR errors, that others do not know about.
>All of that should be built into the module format, not a manual

All of that? I would like to see some security features built into the 
modules, too. But, I don't have complete confidence in built in security. 
Also, I am not interested in just the Sword. I would like to compare texts 
from different programs and see if there are differences. I would like to 
also see people publishing any such info as it is discovered. Such as 
errors in texts and how to tell if you have a version with the errors and 
is there an update/correction. Not just for Sword's sake.

I am interested in the specifics of what you were thinking. Can you do all 
that in the module format?