[sword-devel] SWORDWEB Footnote / Cross-ref support
danblake at tcdr.com
Sun Jan 29 13:57:11 MST 2006
FYI - I did the exact same thing. Toggled the Footnotes on and
immediately scrolled to the bottom of the page to see them. It may not
be right, but I think most of us have been trained to think and expect
to find things that way.
Thanks for the work. It looks good.
DM Smith wrote:
> Looks good. Some thoughts.
> In the NASB module each of the notes and cross references has an "n"
> attribute which can be used for a marker. I don't know if the sword
> api exposes them. If it does, you might want to use it.
> In the "It's just my preference" category, I think that since you are
> not listing the notes at the foot of the page, they are not foot
> notes. The first thing that I did after clicking on "Show footnotes"
> was to scroll to the foot of the page to see the notes. Perhaps just
> call them "Notes".
> In the KJV, notes often have references. How would that be handled?
> If the reference is to something on the same page, should it do
> something different?
> I run my monitor at a high resolution and it is hard for me to click
> on the little 'n's or 'x's. I noticed in the html that the spacing is
> outside the span. Perhaps putting it into the span would help. I think
> that using different marks might also help, such as †. You
> might not need to superscript it or make it smaller.
> It appears that the showing or hiding of footnotes or cross references
> goes back out to the server. It is pretty fast but it causes a redraw
> and a jumping around of the page. I don't know what is done during
> that refresh, but I think that the page could be gotten with all the
> notes and references and the page built with them, but making them
> visible based on the state of the settings.
> To do this, the "Study Tools" options would need to change to call
> behavior. The spacing around spans would need to be moved inside.
> The appropriate behaviour may be to call passageStudy.jsp as it does
> now or to change the display state of the span with something like the
> following pseudo code:
> * Set the display state of sought tags.
> * @param root the element whose descendants are examined
> * @param tagname the tag of the elements being sought
> * @param classvalue the class of elements being sought
> * An empty classvalue means that all elements match.
> * @param displayState "none" to hide, "inline" or "block" to show
> function setState(root, tagName, classValue, displayState)
> // Get all the descendants of root having the desired tagName
> var elements = root.getElementsByTagName(tagName);
> for (var i=0; i < elements.length; i++)
> var item = elements[i];
> // for those elements that match on classValue
> if (!classValue || item.className == classValue)
> // set the state as desired.
> item.style.display = displayState;
> I have used something like this to manage a tree made from a nested
> list. If you find this interesting and want more details please ask.
> In His Service,
> Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
>> A first attempt at footnote / crossref support is available for
>> testing at:
>> Notice 2 new tools on the right: Show [Footnotes | Cross-references]
>> Your feedback is appreciated.
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