[sword-devel] proposed patch: adding n=X marker content to footnotes and xrefs
greg.hellings at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 21:29:56 MST 2012
On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 10:24 PM, scribe777 at gmail.com
<scribe at crosswire.org> wrote:
> BibleCS, per my preference, only shows hover-over symbols for the note or cross reference, and does not include the 'n' label. BibleCS uses different filters though, so not affected.
> SWORDWeb will be affected.
> My thought on this is similar to strongs. Don't show the numbers. They are left overs from the era of print-only.
> The exception use case is possibly our NET module which has a commentary accompaniment module which might refer to footnotes by label. If I remember correctly.
> So, I would like the choice to not have the label for the frontends I maintain, but if users really want to see the label, I could be swayed on this point, wearing my frontend developer hat.
> But I don't want to take away the choice from other potential frontend developers.
> I understand Karl's desire to not want Xiphos and all other frontend developers to do the work of adding the label, if everyone mostly wants the label.
> Can we have both?
Would that do the trick?
> Karl, I haven't looked at your patch yet, but is there a way to wrap the label in a <span class="[fn,cx]-label"> then I can simply set display:none for these in swordweb?
> Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Bible Time does its own thing and wouldn't be bothered by this change.
>>dispenses with any semblance of delineation. Both notes and cross
>>references are marked with "(*)" everywhere they appear.
>>On Feb 7, 2012 9:38 PM, "Karl Kleinpaste" <karl at kleinpaste.org> wrote:
>>> To date, we have DM in support of n=X content in *n/*x, as well as
>>> noting that consistency should be supported in that note numbers
>>> the common language of note reference.
>>> No one has suggested that such an update is a bad idea, though Troy
>>> wondered aloud the other night in #xiphos about choice being taken
>>> Considering that no other frontend (to my knowledge) makes any effort
>>> do Xiphos-style post-processing in order to get n=X content into
>>> personally I think the question of choice is moot: All other
>>> simply take the null choice, that is, whatever the engine gives them,
>>> My inclination remains to commit the patch, but I'm concerned that so
>>> little feedback has been seen.
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