[sword-devel] HTML5 File API and SWORD modules

Matěj Cepl mcepl at redhat.com
Tue Jul 31 01:44:59 MST 2012

On 31/07/12 10:20, David Haslam wrote:
> Please consider providing feedback on *phpsword*.  The developer would much
> appreciate this.
> See http://ibt.org.ru/en/text.htm?mc2=WEB&l=Rev.3&g=200#sv
> for a peek at its features.

After one-minute (not much more) testing with my Firefox on Android 
phone, I found this site completely unuseable. It is not Responsive 
Design (or whatever is current buzzword for not-sc*wing HTML with tons 
of Javascript nonsense ;)) and looks completely horrible on small screen.

Having said that, I am not a big friend of NIH projects as well. If we 
had a variant of SwordWeb like http://m.gutenberg.org/ I don't think I 
had any interface issues.

However, HTML5 is not only about that. With mobile phone you quickly 
find that the "Connected All the Time" is still mostly illusion even in 
the middle of large European cities, so if somebody made to that 
mobile-SwordWeb also an ability to cache modules offline (which was the 
only topic I was talking with Stephan), it would be very useful indeed.

> The source code is part of that for xulsword. See
> http://code.google.com/p/xulsword/

I am not that much interested in XUL applications generally (I think 
that outside of Firefox/Thunderbird etc. itself, it is the dead-end of 
development), but just to note, I have never made XULSword working with 
my Firefox on Linux.



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