[sword-devel] Question about use of note elements

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Fri Jul 20 15:05:23 MST 2012

On 07/20/2012 01:42 PM, Karl Kleinpaste wrote:
> Andrew Thule <thulester at gmail.com> writes:
>> 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.

You're right, it was in the filter. I just removed the URL encoding of 
the footnote marker. If any application actually depends on footnote 
markers being URL-encoded, I would strenuously argue that it should do 
the encoding itself. But there's a chance that the encoding was simply a 
mistake and has never been noticed because markers are generally 

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

Asterisks, obelisks, etc. are fairly common as footnote markers, too. 
OSIS should have no objection to their use in the note's n attribute.


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