[sword-devel] New Modules (front-end developers: please read)

Terry Biggs terry470 at alltel.net
Wed Jul 21 07:43:57 MST 2004

I agree with Joachim.


On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 04:29, Joachim Ansorg wrote:
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> Chris,
> I was working on a new module anf run into trouble with your new module.
> The module has titles so I think osis2mod put the title tag into each verse 
> followed by the verse tag.
> My problem: That is nowhere supported atm.
> If I want to implement this in BibleTime I need to know if the module includes 
> the <verse> tags in the text itself or if it's a module prepared in the old 
> way.
> I need this because BibleTime now has to care for two different ways to render 
> verses. Just adding the HTML code for the verse tag would result in a mess 
> because we'd get nested verses and the like.
> Basically I think we shouldn't add a new way to store/render verses because 
> the new modules prepared this way do not work properly in all existing 
> frontends. There's even no windows version supporting this atm.
> We have to agree on a way to render and drop the support for the other one 
> asap.
> Otherwise Sword will get messed up with stuff which is nowhere documented but 
> still required. Developing a frontend which supports all modules and all 
> rendering types is an adventure :)
> Don't get me wrong, I think the new way is better than the old one but we 
> shouldn't have one more way to have markup in the modules.
> > In particular, verse tags are included within each verse.  This means
> > you can render verse numbers on the basis of markup contained in the
> > text rather than on Sword's hardcoded verse numbers.
> This makes it almost impossible to render bibles in a parallel view. We need 
> support in the API for alternate versification.
> Joachim
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