[sword-devel] CORS API

Jajo donjajo4all at gmail.com
Sun Jun 25 13:49:53 MST 2017


Glad to be here, I'm new here and haven't gotten fully how the sword 
module works. Still trying to understand it. I'm mainly a backend 
developer - PHP, but still can help.

About the Indexeddb, what's the real scope of the app?


On 25/06/2017 21:20, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> Hi Stephan,
> We have another new sword-devel subscriber interested in web 
> development and I wanted to ping your email so he could read through 
> the quoted thread. I want to support your ideas but am skeptical right 
> now about supporting format shifting to indexeddb. Mostly because I'm 
> not sure what can of worms that might open up for dealing with 
> publishers. Also technically, I've always had trouble storing anything 
> sizeable into an indexeddb store.
> Troy
> On June 25, 2017 9:33:04 AM GMT+02:00, Stephan <info at tetzels.de> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     this is an old thread, but I like to second that. It would be really
>     nice if CORS could be enabled for everything under
>     http://www.crosswire.org/ftpmirror/pub/sword/
>     Currently this is one of the main obstacles to write a modern
>     offline-first (progressive) webapp.
>     Are there any specific reasons why CORS can't be enabled for the module
>     repositories?
>     Thanks
>     Stephan
>     Am 28.12.2016 um 15:59 schrieb Simon Biggs:
>         I want to be able to make a progressive web app using Angular.
>         I want it to be able to download the resources from crosswire
>         and store them with IndexedDB. The advantage of this is
>         nothing needs to be installed on the users machine, everything
>         I write immediately works on every operating system. And
>         because of IndexedDB all Bible resources can be accessed
>         offline. Because of the progressive webapp infrastructure the
>         website itself will also be able to be accessed offline. If I
>         was to place a server between the webapp and the user the user
>         would not be able to download the resources offline. That
>         would surmount to redistribution by myself. However, if the
>         client webapp directly downloads from crosswire via a REST API
>         then that fulfills your distribution agreements. ----------
>         Forwarded message ---------- From: "Troy A. Griffitts"
>         <scribe at crosswire.org <mailto:scribe at crosswire.org>> To:
>         "SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum"
>         <sword-devel at crosswire.org <mailto:sword-devel at crosswire.org>>
>         Cc: Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:47:43 -0700 Subject: Re:
>         [sword-devel] CORS API Hi Simon, Thanks for your ideas. I'm
>         interested to hear a little about the use cases you are
>         targeting. Are you trying to server offline browser users in
>         general, or do you have a specific case you have in mind? The
>         background here is that we typically don't encourage
>         transferring data from our format to another. Though we've
>         accumulated a large library of works and that, in itself, is
>         useful to other engineer, we don't curate any of these
>         individual modules and simply have done the work to track down
>         each authoritative source, get permission for distribution and
>         use as openly as can be obtained from their curator, and then
>         to convert their primary data source into our module format.
>         This doesn't pass along any rights for use to other projects
>         outside those of CrossWire, and also doesn't provide a primary
>         source for any of this material-- which an lead to multiplied
>         data conversion issues when moving on to a second jump from
>         the primary source. We have a C++ engine which runs on most
>         any device you might wish to support (including web server)--
>         with many bindings for most popular scripting languages, and
>         also a native Java engine as well. Both of these can be used
>         to discover, install, and access our entire library, if you'd
>         like to start a new application in our community or contribute
>         to an existing solution. Two web applications which use our
>         engines and might interest you are: http://crosswire.org/study
>         http://stepbible.org Hope this helps. Welcome! Looking forward
>         to sharing in service together, Troy 
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