[sword-devel] Abstract references between documents

Harry Plantinga sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 2 May 2001 14:55:18 -0400


In order for your link to "magically start working" if somebody puts the
text in question online, there would have to be some kind of registry of
author, book, and versification scheme identifiers.

There may actually be a working group from the Bible Technologies
WOrk Group that will address that problem some day, but right
now don't know of any really good, non-commercial solution.



> >My current (actually years-old) thinking on abstract referencing of
> >documents is given in http://www.ccel.org/ThML/ccel-URI.htm.  Briefly,
> >to return section III.xx.4 of Calvin's Institutes in html, you'd use
> >something like this:
> ><SNIP>
> I am glad you provided that info. I had forgotten it was there.
> I was wondering though about early writings that are found in fragments
> various manuscript formats, Something like The Didache. If you are looking
> for the line in it that reads something like, "...he shall not abide more
> than a single day...." Some editors have that in passage 11 (Lightfoot,
> Sparks). Others have that in passage 7a (Jurgens). In your URI format I
> could specify Lightfoot. Could there be anything like a default if the
> author/editor is not given?
> Jerry