[sword-devel] Bible book introductions

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Mon Jun 3 08:44:50 MST 2013

On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 10:06 AM, DM Smith <dmsmith at crosswire.org> wrote:

> It is far more than 70. Every chapter can have an introduction. To see if
> a module one would have to check every verse 0 for text content. It is not
> sufficient to see if it has content. It may only have structural content.
> So that means it will have to be parsed for text.

> Worst case is a module that does not have introductions. One would have to
> check every verse 0. If all that is wanted is to know whether a module has
> at least one introduction, the code can stop having found the first one.
> Also, non-canonical, non-title content can appear anywhere. It is quite
> possible for there to be section introductions. AFAIK, we just haven't had
> any modules with that. (But I have paper study bibles with that feature.)
> So that would mean that every verse would have to be checked to see if it
> has pre-verse content with introductory material.

Then the scope of this thread has expanded from "Bible book introductions"
to "Any introduction or title or non-canonical text anywhere".

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