[sword-devel] Web bible project looking for volunteer(s)

David Burry sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 24 Aug 2001 19:24:01 -0700

well, ok... some details about that... it uses a special database system I 
developed myself that makes for super fast lookups and searches, but takes 
about 25 megs of index data per version for all the word indexing.  It's 
very fast and efficient time-wise for a high traffic web site, but not as 
efficient space wise as a result.  Needless to say it's designed from the 
ground up for a large web server with many concurrent light web browser 
clients only.  It's done mostly in Perl and JavaScript.  I've been wanting 
to write a sword module importing script, so far I just have an online 
bible one and a couple other customized ones for texts people have 
contributed (like thai).

If you'd like to see how fast the engine is underneath, look at one of the 
following urls and at the bottom of the page shown there are some tests and 
technical explanations.

One thing I don't like about the other interface below:  the up and down 
arrow buttons aren't clear whether they're going forward/back in the text 
or incrementing the chapter numbers up and down... whichever way it is it 
seems opposite from what you expect... ;o)  So I need to come up with some 
other arrow thingies or whatever.

So, would importing sword modules into such a format be ok for this 
user?  If not, we'd need to either fix this or write something else, maybe 
something that uses the sword library more directly.  I don't mind if 
anyone copies the interface, it's not patented or anything, in fact I'd be 
flattered ;o)


At 03:16 PM 8/24/2001 -0700, Chris Little wrote:
>Yes, just like that. :)
>But the user specified that he wanted it to use Sword modules.
>Don't worry about posting non-Sword stuff to the list so long as it's at
>least marginally relevent, which this definitely was.  It looks like a
>cool interface and something for the authors of a Sword version to
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org
> > [mailto:owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org] On Behalf Of David Burry
> > Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 1:26 PM
> > To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
> > Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Web bible project looking for volunteer(s)
> >
> >
> > You mean like this?
> >
> > http://beaver.dburry.com/bible/devel/
> >
> > I am the author of that web interface...
> >
> > Dave