[sword-devel] Firefox front-end
danblake at tcdr.com
Mon Dec 10 09:35:19 MST 2007
Sounds interesting, Brian. Reading your post reminded me of a
discussion earlier this year. I searched and found the thread I
remembered. It talks about individually implemented Sword protocols.
I was going to put a link to the thread in the sword-devel Archives
<http://www.crosswire.org/pipermail/sword-devel/> but I found the March
2007 archive incomplete.
*"Archived on:* /Mon Mar 12 13:42:02 MST 2007/" so everything after that
If you still have them locally, look for the subject "Sword URL" on
3/13/2007. It was an off shoot of the subject "dynamic versification"
Specifically it mentions these implementations.
MacSword - sword://
"MacSword has installed a protocol handler into the Safari web browser
so that the sword:// urls are passed off to MacSword, starting it if it
is not running, rather than displaying them in the browser. (It doesn't
work very well and I can get it to crash MacSword)"
JSword - bible://
"With JSword, I have played with embedding IE and FireFox as the display
engine for BibleDesktop."
GnomeSword - sword://
"GS understands "sword://ModuleName/KeyIntoThatModule" where the key is
obviously a verse reference for Bibles and commentaries, but just as
easily is a treekey for genbooks and lexdicts."
Hope this is helpful.
Brian Fernandes wrote:
> Hey Guys,
> I've implemented a Sword front-end (using JSword) as a Firefox extension.
> Here is a a screenshot of what I have so far:
> I haven't spent any time prettying it up, just using the styled text
> output from JSword verbatim.
> I would like to know if this is going to be useful to our community. I
> know there are many great front-ends already, but some people (like me)
> would also like to use something that is integrated with FF (just a
> notch above the people who do everything in emacs :)) Or has something
> similar already been done?
> To use this you would need the JSword libraries and the extension which
> should work in Firefox 1 and up. Implementing this however has not been
> too easy; so I would like to gauge the interest in using such an
> extension before proceeding or taking it too far. Right now the
> extension is really a prototype in POC stage and only handles Bibles. I
> will implement a "bible" protocol, so typing in something like
> bible://Exod.15.20 into your address bar would take you to that
> particular book, chapter and verse.
> I really would like to see this through, but perhaps not if it isn't
> going to be useful. Kudos to the sword and jsword teams for such
> excellent resources.
> Would appreciate any thoughts and ideas,
> Best regards,
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