[sword-devel] Wiki front end comparison

Barry Drake bdrake at crosswire.org
Mon Mar 2 04:48:15 MST 2009

Hi Peter .....

Peter von Kaehne wrote:
> why are you concerned? Fix it please. 
Please accept my apologies.  I didn't mean to criticise, just to make 

I haven't yet looked at altering the Wiki, and just now, I'm very pushed 
for time.  But yes - I do realise that this is not in its final form and 
is fluid.

BibleCS limits footnotes to 1221 characters.  Some of our footnotes are 
at least double that; I've no idea how big the longest is.

BibleDesktop, BibleTime and Xiphos all place the notes in a scrollable 
text box, and handle the longest ones OK.  I don't know about the other 
frontends, except for SwordReader.  The latest build of that handles the 
notes properly, but as yet can't display Hebrew.

I suggest an additional column (or more).  'Footnote Handling' marked as 
'complete' or 'limited' (or somesuch).  Another point that we might want 
to consider is navigation on a scale of 0 to 5.  BibleCS might be around 
2, and Xiphos around 5 ....  and so on ....

I'll try to get around to doing some work on it eventually, but maybe 
someone else with a bit more time will consider adding these.

Sorry again if I have appeared to be criticising the great job you've 
done.  It's a vital piece of work and will be of great benefit when 

God bless,

-- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Netherfield United 
Reformed church, Nottingham see http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk for 
our church homepages).

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