[sword-devel] SWORD features

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 20 Oct 2000 14:56:21 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 21 Oct 2000, Paul Gear wrote:

> Chris Little wrote:
> > 
> > >What I would like to have in SWORD:
> > >- Possiblity to underline parts of the text.
> > 
> > Possible with modules made in GBF or ThML.
> I think he means by the user - that would by a purely frontend thing,
> which (hopefully) would not require any specific type of module.
> > >- Possibility of activating an option where I would see some verses with
> > different colors in the background meaning different subject. For example,
> > all verses about faith in yellow background, and so on.
> > 
> > You could set colors using ThML, but toggling would require new features in
> > the front end.
> Again, i think this is a purely frontend issue.  Have you ever used
> highlighting in QuickVerse?  The hightlights you make just get saved
> with your desktop settings.

I got the impression he was interested in us releasing something akin to
the rainbow study bible that has color-coded verses.

If we want users to be able to color their own texts, we could do so using
ThML/GBF and writable modules.  If we wanted to do per-user coloring, that
would be possible with mechanisms similar to the per-user commentary
setup.  We would have to check the user's copy of a module first (to see
if they had their own version of a given verse) then return the
system-wide version if they had none.  Still, it's possible.