[sword-devel] NET Bible .....

Barry Drake sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 14 May 2001 09:12:55 +0100

Hi .....

A while ago, I spoke of looking at the possibility of making the NET bible 
into a module.  For the time being I have shelved that idea.  Firstly, my 
initial attempts to make it work as an external HTML (commentary, as 
the filter isn't available for modules AFAIK) didn't work properly with local 
HTML files.  It opened the browser with the correct page, but didn't pass 
the # reference, so stayed at the top of the page.

More importantly though, the extensive notes in the NET bible do not 
lend themselves to the present Sword arrangement.  NET has at least 
two footnotes in every verse, and some of them are lengthy.  Thinking on 
towards Sword future plans for free text or ThML text, it occurs to me 
that provision for hyperlinks to other pages will be the only really useful 
way of displaying the NET bible.  It might be worth making embedded 
hyperlinks capable of being used in standard modules too, with a 
suitable filter?

I've written separately about the JB Phillips version.



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