[sword-devel] ESV Bug: cross reference problem
dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Sat May 6 05:13:59 MST 2006
Deut 22.22 has two cross references. The first one works, the second
one does not.
I've spent some time studying the verse content and also some other
verses containing <note type="crossReference">...</note>
It appears that the assumption is that crossReference (xref, for
short) notes only contain a list of <reference> elements. The web
tool takes each of these, gets the verse and presents it in a popup
div. All other text in the note is ignored.
However, this assumption is not valid. In the case of ESV, most xref
notes are surrounded by [ ... ] and contain a semi-colon separated
list of references. However some also contain additional text and
some contain only text.
In the case of the second note, it contains only text and no
There is another problem with the encoding of some xref notes, e.g.
Deut 22.5. A good number of them end with ]0x19. That is a closing
bracket followed by Unicode 0x19. This character is stripped out by
this front end. Not sure how other front-ends handle it.
I found a problem with the web tool using safari. It may just be my
newness to the Mac. I cannot figure out how to dismiss an xref popup
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