[sword-devel] Linked in audio files
chrislit at crosswire.org
Wed Aug 25 02:47:49 MST 2010
On 8/24/2010 2:10 PM, Karl Kleinpaste wrote:
> Matthew Talbert<ransom1982 at gmail.com> writes:
>>> I thought of that. But images have a separate tag (figure, I think)
> OSIS<figure>, ThML<img>.
If you mean to embed the audio in-line, I would recommend using the
<figure> element. There's nothing specifically image-oriented about the
element, aside from implications made by its name.
>>> a generic<a> does not exist, does it?
> Only in ThML, I'm pretty sure.
It's easy enough to check:
OSIS does have <a>, with more or less standard semantics. (It supports
the href attribute, but not name). But I'd recommend using <a> only if
you want to link to an external page/object (e.g. you want to force
front ends to launch an external player). I think front ends ought to
have the flexibility to play audio in-line, such as by rendering the
OSIS <figure> as HTML5 <audio>.
I think the standard way of implementing audio Bibles is to chop the
text into chapter-sized chunks/files and have verses indicate indexes
into the chapter files. So if verse 10 is 15 seconds into the chapter
audio, playing verse 10 will start at +15 seconds and continue to the
end of the chapter. I'm not saying that couldn't be improved on, just
that that's what I've seen done.
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