[sword-devel] virtual modules

Martin Gruner mg.pub at gmx.net
Wed Jan 18 13:30:46 MST 2006


please help me understand how your proposal differs from the entry attribute 
system that we have now. IIRC that is what BibleTime uses to extract 
footnotes, for example.


Am Mittwoch, 18. Januar 2006 19:57 schrieb Chris Little:
> We've got a number of what you might call "virtual modules" either
> implemented or desired. I can't speak of other frontends, but BibleCS
> has a "PARALLEL" tab, used to present multiple versions interlinearly.
> I've recently implemented a "NOTES" tab in BibleCS that pulls any
> footnotes in the selected translation and places them in a tab in the
> commentary window. (This was basically for the NET Bible, so that we can
> have a translation & its notes in separate windows, but driven by a
> single module--the way OSIS was meant to be encoded. Now there's also
> talk of a word-by-word verse diff tool, which could likewise be
> presented in its own tab--on par with other modules.
> The question I would pose is: does any one have feelings, one way or
> another, of pushing all of this code from the frontends back into the
> API? What I envision is a virtual module that, when polled for a
> specific key, constructs the result from other existing modules using
> (more or less) the same interface as existing modules. Thus new
> frontends and existing ones that don't have the functionality get it for
> free.
> --Chris
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