[sword-devel] Question about use of note elements

Andrew Thule thulester at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 14:02:13 MST 2012

>>Also, typically notes of this sort are labelled by letters or digits.  Is
>>there a reason why you're using non-alphanumerics?

I didn't realize there was a restriction on using non-alphanumerics.
I was also tempted to try "†".  I will dig into the standard to
conform to it, but no - no reason in particular - just a convenience
to try and make the note marker behaviour in Xiphos act like the other
two browsers (but now I understand why this is not so).


On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 4:42 PM, Karl Kleinpaste <karl at kleinpaste.org> wrote:
> Andrew Thule <thulester at gmail.com> writes:
>> Xiphos (which I wish I could get working in OSX sometimes).  I run it
>> in a VM from Linux (on OSX).
> Find us someone willing to put in the work to produce a Mac package.
> The build has been done before, but not in a manner representing a
> complete, install-ready package.  We've been asking, but no one has been
> willing to step up to take on the task.
> Check footnote 4 here:
> http://crosswire.org/wiki/Choosing_a_SWORD_program#Operating_Systems_and_Portability
>> I generally like OSIS because I'm most familiar with it.  As far as I
>> can tell though it seems static.  I'm not that familiar with ThML.
> ThML can be thought of as "HTML plus goodies," namely <note>,
> <scripRef>, <sync>, and variants.  However, ThML is not considered the
> proper, sufficiently modern method for module encoding today.  There are
> a few sticks in the mud like myself who persist with it.
>> Chris, the '%2B' is a bug then.  Is there a bug submission process for
>> Xiphos I can poke?
> If it were a Xiphos bug, from the menubar: Help -> Report Bug.
> But I don't perceive this as a Xiphos bug.  I believe the engine filter
> is where the mistake has occurred.  I don't understand why the '+'
> character would be interpreted to its %2B hex equivalent.
> Also, typically notes of this sort are labeled by letters or digits.  Is
> there a reason why you're using non-alphanumerics?
>> Having said that, with modules such as NETnotes it's awful - the notes
>> dominate the bottom of the frame where the notes exceed the biblical
>> content.  In that sense the Xiphos / Bibletime approach seem more
>> pragmatic.
> The longest footnotes in NET are at Ecc 1:1 and Song 5:4.  Having that
> volume of text as a footnote is absurd to me.  That's why it's good that
> the notes are a separate commentary-style module.
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