[sword-devel] Genbook Bible support
Peter von Kaehne
refdoc at gmx.net
Sun Jan 31 12:16:58 MST 2010
Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> Hey guys,
> Having a brief chat on IRC, it sounds like Osk is recommending we keep
> GenBook Bibles as a future solution to the av11n problem.
Despite OSIS supporting strongly BSP encoding and despite more and more
Bible modules coming on line which have sectioning, our software does
not really support them effectively - beyond providing an option for
headlines and some paragraphing.
Sections cutting across chapter demarcations are usually not displayed
Sections are not searchable entities - despite being actually a very
common realistic search target: I want e.g. find the story of David and
Goliath and while a verse search will probably lead me there, a section
search would be preferable.
Books are displayed in most programmes as trees (or similar) of
books/chapters/verse, not as trees of (named/titled) sections.
One of the ideas behind GenBook bibles was IIRC to allow arbitrary
addressing, but i am wondering if this might not be also possible with
the help of section IDs within ordinary modules.
I further wonder, if section IDs are chosen carefully as a system
overarching all our modules whether this would allow a interesting way
of displaying parallel Bible modules with different versifications. But
this thought is half thought through only.
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