First of all let me say that I really appreciate the NET Bible and it is the English version I use most often. Thank you folks for providing this concept of a liberally copyrighted Bible online.
I want to use the local version (the frames.html Bible) as part of a reading checklist. This involves 3 parts:
- A form with checkboxes
- The offline NET Bible (I view it in an iframe/included object for easier navigation but that's a separate issue)
- Links that bring up a chapter to be read by clicking on a number next to the checkbox
I have been unable to find out how to get the frames Bible to open to anything other than the index (logo) page using a link. The standard HTML link syntax that I know does not work. Maybe a script would work but I am not sure how to write it.
If anybody can help me with this I would sure appreciate it. The only other solution that comes to mind is rewriting the HTML so that it works for me, but I'd have to get permission to do that, I think.
This kind of three-step logic (open the frameset, navigate to the books TOC, navigate to the chapter TOC and open a chapter) is something that you see done a lot with PHP. I don't think it's been tried a lot client-side, or else the HTML is written differently if it is...
Ideally (wish list) I would like to see the Frames Bible rewritten, bringing the markup up to date by using OSIS XML (from the Sword module) instead of HTML, and then, with an XSLT style sheet, translating that into "better" HTML style that is more easily navigated from links (no offense, I say "better" just from my POV, and from the POV of ideal/optimal/gracefully degrading clean style, something we are always shooting for).
Someday I am sure that will end up on somebody's "to do today" list. For now, any ideas on navigating the frames with links? I love the NET Bible and will continue to use it; I would also love to be able to create this reading checklist.