[sword-devel] companion modules

Karl Kleinpaste karl at kleinpaste.org
Tue Nov 4 09:34:14 MST 2008

Daniel Owens <dhowens at pmbx.net> writes:
> However, the book outlines in the
> introduction are a thorny problem because neither lists nor regular
> paragraphs appear correctly (the outlines become a single
> paragraph--totally unreadable--though they are encoded in proper
> OSIS).

Can you provide an example?  Is there an existing module that shows the
sort of problem you describe?

> Third, the way Sword handles commentaries right now is fine if you're
> looking at a single verse and the commentary is dealing with a single
> verse, but often commentaries give comments on the structure or
> theology of a section or comment on a range of verses in a single
> paragraph or section. I am wondering if there is a way to have a more
> dynamic and continuous way to view commentaries so if you open to
> Genesis 1:1 you can just scroll down a bit to see Genesis 1:2

Are you aware that you can specify verse ranges?

The commentary/image module DoreWoodcutsCom (verse-keyed version of
DoreWoodcuts, able to be used as a sort of graphical commentary) is
import-encoded like this:

$$$Gen 3:1-24
Adam And Eve Are Driven Out Of Eden
<br /><img src="/images/dore_01_gen03_adam_and_eve_are_driven_out_of_eden.jpg"/>
$$$Gen 4:1-7
Cain And Abel Offer Their Sacrifices
<br /><img src="/images/dore_01_gen04_cain_and_abel_offer_their_sacrifices.jpg"/>
$$$Gen 4:8-26
Cain Slays Abel
<br /><img src="/images/dore_01_gen04_cain_slays_abel.jpg"/>

The 1st covers the entirety of Gen 3.  The 2nd covers the beginning of
Gen 4, the 3rd covers the rest of Gen 4.

This is the idea behind what I mentioned as "fast" and "slow"
commentaries: The fast side is per-verse commentary, relating directly
to translation, text-critical observations, and related matters.  The
slow side is prose discussion of larger sections.  As verses change,
the slow commentary would not change until the verse boundary is passed
when the next big section comes along.

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