[sword-devel] A question about OSIS notes

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 08:43:03 MST 2011

You could easily test if this is the case by finding a phrase that
wraps around a note in one of our heavily annotated modules like the

Remember, if you test it, that BibleTime has its own implementation of
a search engine that is separate from what SWORD provides for the rest
of the applications so you should test it independently of the others.


On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 9:38 AM, David Haslam <dfhmch at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Page 45 of the OSIS manual includes this observation:
> "It is worth mentioning that although a *note* element is physically
> contained in the OSIS document, at the point where it applies, it is not
> /logically/ ‘contained’ there. For example, a user who searches for the
> phrase ‘undivided devotion’ should find it in 1 Corinthians 7.35 of the NIV,
> even though there is a (cross-reference) note at the end of ‘undivided,’
> between the words. Software that handles such cases correctly is not
> commonplace at this time; however, by using explicit XML markup to identify
> relevant components such as note, such software is made feasible."
> Is SWORD (& JSword) among the Bible software applications that handles such
> cases correctly?
> David
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