[sword-devel] Psuedopigrapha

Daniel Adams sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 11:11:33 -0700

	When you are saying that Diatheke isn't currently set to handle
GenBooks, and you referring to the Diatheke.cgi type thing? If that is
what you are thinking of, I am desiring to implement something to do
that using VBscript and ASP pages or PHP, to interface to it and display
the verses. Whatever version I develop would probably be multifunction
in level so that the display part can be separated from the formatter I
desire for my uses, I imagine the base displayer could be as the current
CGI display is. Is there a preference as far as what is better
ASP/VBscript or PHP? Also can anyone give me an idea how the PHP
bindings from sword work? Or is there a way to interface to Diatheke
from PHP or ASP/VBscript?
	This is something that I am more interested in, even though it
is not a new platform for sword, along with testing with the English
Modules. I did find one bug in the last few days, and I will post it to
the list later on today probably.

By the Grace of God,
Dan Adams - infoChi@infomagic.net

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org
[mailto:owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org] On Behalf Of Chris Little
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 8:19 AM
To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Psuedopigrapha

I'll post my 1 Enoch source text so you can have something to examine
model off of. 

Diatheke isn't curently set to handle GenBooks, but it's a future goal
shouldn't be difficult to implement (in theory).  Doing a good interface

might be a bigger problem.

Having considered this problem myself, I can tell you that, for the most
part, CCEL just has books copied from the Non-Canonical Homepage
(wesley.nnu.edu) (except resources that are different).  And the
Non-Canonical Homepage has data in a pretty poor state.  Most of the
are scans from R.H. Charles' work, without any cleanup.  The problem
this is that verse numbers in APOT are in the margin, but actual verse 
breaks happen mid-column, so lots of verse numbers need to be moved
anything else can be done.  This might be a good distributed editing 
project, though I don't know whether it falls better in CrossWire's or 
CCEL's domain.

Essentially, you'll need to do something like

Enoch woke up one morning and decided to write a book.... $$$1Enoch/1/2
In his book...


We need to decide on regularized book names (for which we should
use SBL abbreviations, so I'll post a list that I compiled a while ago) 
and we need to decide whether to do collections of books or individual 
books as modules (I would opt for the former, collecting books from APOT

into a single module, for example).

But if we do an Apocrypha module, we should do that separately.  We also

would need to decide which translation to use for this, unless someone 
decides to implement Apocrypha support in Sword very soon, in which case

we can just add them to individual modules that require them.