[sword-devel] Idea: integrating with webbrowsers
Wed, 19 Jun 2002 15:07:28 -0700
We have this already. See the bottom link at
http://www.crosswire.org/~chrislit/testlinks.html for a demonstration of
our private protocol. It works in MSIE on Windows.
I'm not sure how it could be made to work in other browsers or on other
platforms. It is not reasonable to expect other projects to accept
private protocol patches for our needs.
> We now discuss how to make tools for easy converting of web sites to Sword
> modules. (About SwordWriter etc.)
> But may be the following would be better: add to the OS new URL handler
> (sword: or bible: in addition to http: ftp: etc.) and so just integrate sword
> with commonly used HTML/XML readers such as Internet Explorer.
> I haven't checked (I have completely no time!) whether it is possible and
> simple Windows; with Linux we can, even if it is currently impossible, submit
> appropriate patches which would allow creation of new URL types, to Mozilla,
> Gnome, and KDE teams.
> So will be no need to create separate web site and separate Sword module for
> Christian books which are not somehow special and not need very deep
> integration with Sword. (E.g. this would be not appropriate with Bible
> commentaries deeply linked with verses (comment to every verse in certain
> range of verses), but would be quite appropriate with books considering a
> topic from Bible (e.g. Biblical concept of prosthood.))