Recent update to scripture pages

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Recent update to scripture pages

Postby sbradshaw » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:45 am

In case anyone is interested – the scriptures section of LDS.org was recently updated (compare current and previous). Here's what I've noticed so far:

  • You can now make highlights and annotations in chapter headings and in other languages besides English (I think this means that content is now being pulled from the same source as Gospel Library 4). This is exciting news for people who study in other languages especially!
  • Links now point to the newer male and female audio recordings that are being used in Gospel Library 4.
  • Buttons on the scripture chapter pages are at top (Listen, Download, Print, and Share) instead of on the side.
  • The breadcrumb/context bar that shows which chapter you're in as you scroll now goes across the entire width of the page.
  • URLs for linking to a scripture follow the new format introduced in Gospel Library 4. To jump to a specific verse, you need to specify #p7 instead of just #7. Highlighted verses can be specified as parameters instead of with a period (/1-ne/3?verse=4-5 instead of /1-ne/3.4-5).

Unfortunately, I'm still seeing two bugs that were present in the old version:

  • Highlights are sometimes being mapped to the wrong words compared to Gospel Library (highlight "therefore" in 1 Nephi 1:1 in Gospel Library, and "taught" shows as highlighted on LDS.org).
  • The context bar still hides whatever verse you jump to, so the URL has to specify jumping to the previous verse.
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Re: Recent update to scripture pages

Postby mevans » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:22 am

sbradshaw wrote:
  • The context bar still hides whatever verse you jump to, so the URL has to specify jumping to the previous verse.


Actually, what I'm noticing is that it's no longer jumping at all to the selected verse--it just stays at the top of the page and I have to manually scroll. I haven't examined the HTML to see if something messed up with the anchors...just noticed it's not working.

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Re: Recent update to scripture pages

Postby mevans » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:53 am

sbradshaw wrote:
  • URLs for linking to a scripture follow the new format introduced in Gospel Library 4. To jump to a specific verse, you need to specify #p7 instead of just #7. Highlighted verses can be specified as parameters instead of with a period (/1-ne/3?verse=4-5 instead of /1-ne/3.4-5).


mevans wrote:
sbradshaw wrote:
  • The context bar still hides whatever verse you jump to, so the URL has to specify jumping to the previous verse.


Actually, what I'm noticing is that it's no longer jumping at all to the selected verse--it just stays at the top of the page and I have to manually scroll. I haven't examined the HTML to see if something messed up with the anchors...just noticed it's not working.



At least in the online content, I think the problem is that the links to the content haven't been updated with a "p". For example, I was looking at a lesson on the Gordon B. Hinckley manual that linked to John 14:15. The format of the link is this: https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/ ... ang=eng#14, but according to sbradshaw, it should be https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/ ... ng=eng#p14 (or it could even change further to use the new verse parameter outlined in sbradshaw's original post).

I wonder when they'll get all the content updated with the new format?


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