[sword-devel] Cross-references module

Manfred Bergmann bergmannmd at web.de
Mon Jun 23 23:36:05 MST 2008

Am 24.06.2008 um 03:44 schrieb Jonathan Morgan:

> On 6/24/08, asrael <bergmannmd at web.de> wrote:
>> IMO cross-references not necessarily need to be encoded in the  
>> bible module
>> itself. It doesn't help me if some have cross-references and some  
>> don't. For
>> bible study I need cross-refs everywhere for every module no matter  
>> which
>> language and for which country it is. In my understanding cross- 
>> references
>> are not bible translation specific and thus not module specific.
>> One good source for cross-references would be fully sufficient for  
>> all bible
>> modules.
> The ESV gives an example of why you might want cross-references to be
> version specific - they can be placed in a specific part of the text,
> giving references for a specific word or phrase, rather than having a
> list of cross-references for the whole verse.  TSK does similar
> things, by having a list of references for a particular topic, but
> this will be language specific (and the wording looks like it is
> specific to the KJV), and it is further away from the context of the
> verse you are reading.  You might be able to develop heuristics to put
> lists of references in the right place in a verse for other versions,
> but displaying it separately from the verse might be less useful in
> any case.  I certainly don't see any advantage in lengthy lists of
> cross-references on particular topics or themes without them being
> grouped by their theme and labelled as such.

Well, it has the advantage of having cross-references at all for  
modules that doesn't have crossReference tags.
But you are right, having lengthy lists not grouped is not so good.


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