[sword-devel] HTML5 front-end

John Austen gpl.programs.info at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 05:21:45 MST 2012

I just returned from a conference where there was a request from the 
Institute for Bible Translation (IBT) to create a web interface to 
access their new SWORD repository. The idea is to provide something with 
similar capabilities to their SWORD program: "Holy Bible", but instead 
using their server to provide cross-browser HTML/Javascript using AJAX.

So I'm looking into building a PHP extension which will serve as a 
wrapper around xulsword's existing dynamic library, which was designed 
for use with Javascript. It should be a fairly easy adaptation. If this 
works out, then this will be a nice server side SWORD implementation. 
SWORD modules would remain on the server, and large local storage would 
not be needed.


On 02/29/2012 07:38 PM, Matej Cepl wrote:
> With the advent of Boot2Gecko (and ChromeOS and iPad) it is getting 
> increasingly interesting to have HTML5 version of Sword client. I know 
> it is very difficult (it would probably require porting of a lot of 
> C/C++ code to Javascript, also I have no idea how to store in 
> IndexedDB or some other HTML5 storage something so huge as Bible 
> text), but I am interested if anybody thought about something like that.
> In meanwhile, is there a mobile version of 
> http://www.crosswire.org/study/ ?
> Just curious,
> Blessings,
> Matěj
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