[sword-devel] swordweb javascript

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Fri Mar 11 06:09:09 MST 2005

Daniel and I have been hacking around and we now have an attempt at 
on-demand javascript word definition loading implemented.  Please have a 
look and let us know what you think/how it works for you.

A special thanks to Joachim, Bryan, and Nic for the info regarding 
XMLHTTPRequest.  The pages are now a much more manageable size and makes 
this feature about ready for public consumption.  Please keep your 
feedback and advice coming.  And IE user, let us know if we've improved 
things for your browser deficit ;)


Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> Hey guys.  We've added a new feature to SWORDWeb.  It allows javascript 
> popups of word definitions when viewing a text which supports such (like 
> KJV, WHNU, NASB, etc.)  It should work in parallel windows too.
> There is a new option on the preferences page to turn javascript 
> features on and off.
> Here are some problems with which we could use your help:
> It takes much longer to load a page with this data on now, because we 
> prefetch all the lexicon info for the page.  It would be nice to delay 
> these lookups until needed, if anyone knows how.
> Joachim pointed out that google seems to do this at:
> http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1&hl=en
> Also,
> Safari looks good
> Firefox looks good
> IE sucks
> Any ideas why IE doesn't display the text correctly and other browsers 
> do? (not just "because it sucks")
> Thanks for your feedback and help.  We hope to take SWORDWeb to the next 
> level!
>     -Troy.
> http://crosswire.org/study/passagestudy.jsp
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