[jsword-devel] Versification and searches

Chris Burrell chris at burrell.me.uk
Fri May 30 08:41:04 MST 2014


Assuming you're talking about the DivisionName class in the versification
package, from a quick glance, you're right, it's not v11n-safe. The only
mention of Versifications is in the comments, which states that it's
unsafe... I guess for some sections it wouldn't be too difficult to draw
up. But others would be harder. I think this code should live in the
Versification object. The Versification should define its sections, and
they should map to an enum. Most of the logic around contains, etc. is


On 30 May 2014 11:28, Chris Burrell <chris at burrell.me.uk> wrote:

> It's perhaps a faulty assumption, but it's going to be a very common
> assumption / pitfall for the user. The Hebrew OT isn't ordered according to
> the Leningrad codex as far as I know.  What are we gaining by having a
> different order anyway?
> The problem for STEP is that we allow people to search across multiple
> versions, which suddenly means that a range becomes quite annoying because
> it either has to mean different things depending on a 'primary' version, or
> it has no meaning at all...
> Chris
> On 29 May 2014 19:38, DM Smith <dmsmith at crosswire.org> wrote:
>> On May 29, 2014, at 2:29 PM, Chris Burrell <chris at burrell.me.uk> wrote:
>> > Hi
>> >
>> > Is it intentional that
>> >
>> > a- of the two orders of the OT in the Leningrad codex, we opted for the
>> one that places Nehemiah as the last book
>> We followed SWORD on the order. I presume that it was intentional.
>> >
>> > b- when you now do searches across what most people consider to be the
>> Old Testament (Gen-Mal), if you're searching the OSHB you don't end up the
>> entire canon.
>> This is expected. It is a faulty assumption of the user. The same is true
>> of any other OT having a different book order.
>> There's a class in the versification package that should be able to
>> produce a proper range for the selection of the Old Testament. IIRC, it
>> does not work as it presumes a KJV ordering. The idea behind the class is
>> to allow the application to have pre-defined ranges. E.g. OT, NT, Whole
>> Bible, Prophets, Wisdom, Pauline Letters, Gospels, .....
>> The other question is what constitutes the "canon." Some orderings have
>> DC material mixed in. The range Gen-Mal is no longer meaningful if one
>> wants to exclude the DC.
>> I think that when one asks the application for the OT that they don't
>> also get DC. If they want DC they should ask for it explicitly.
>> >
>> > Chris
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