[sword-devel] Remote Repositories

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Tue Dec 28 23:04:58 MST 2010


I might not have done a good job explaining the purpose of this field.
My intention is to provide the publisher with a way to communicate basic
information to users who view their repository from any of our
applications.  This may be news, it may be a promotion, it may just be a
"Thanks for visiting our repository" blurb.  Just some way the publisher
can communicate information to anyone who might be interested in a
publisher's repository.

Hope this clears things up.


On 12/28/2010 10:50 PM, Greg Hellings wrote:
> Troy said he would provide a way to get the access from the engine.
> RSS is simply XML. Troy has told us the engine has Xml processing power
> (I don't know how it would handle the use of CDATA sections common in
> RSS). Every front end I am aware of has access to XML libraries already
> outside of Sword.
> --Greg
> On Dec 28, 2010 11:45 PM, "Jonathan Morgan" <jonmmorgan at gmail.com
> <mailto:jonmmorgan at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Greg,
>> On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM, Greg Hellings
> <greg.hellings at gmail.com <mailto:greg.hellings at gmail.com>>wrote:
>>> Why does the News.txt need to have a format we talk about? There are
>>> already perfectly good definitions for news lists and feeds already
> around.
>>> See RSS, Atom and related technologies.
>> Because I'm not convinced that every frontend wants to have to implement
>> parsing and display of RSS, Atom or related technologies. Having one chunk
>> of formatted text to show might not be the best in the world, but at least
>> it's relatively simple to do.
>> Jon
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