Template talk:Bible

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I'd recommend changing this template so that you can choose the version (NIV or KJV). For example:


I think that'll work. Basically if you include the optional parameter (niv=anything) it should use the NIV link, anything else and it'll default to KJV.

Usage: {{Bible|Genesis 5:3}} uses KJV {{Bible|niv=blah|Genesis 5:3}} uses NIV

This leaves any existing links intact and functional while adding the option of using different versions with the same template. -- Sans Deity 18:54, 7 September 2006 (CDT)

I agree with the idea, but wouldn't it be better (if possible) to use something more like:
  • {{Bible|Genesis 5:3|version=niv}} uses NIV
  • {{Bible|Genesis 5:3|version=asv}} uses American Standard
etc? I put the version at the end, though it could be either. --Kazim 04:53, 8 September 2006 (CDT)
I thought of that, but it's far more complicated. I suppose I could write a "switch" template to do that (which is a utility why might use elsewhere as well). Hmmm, I wonder if the interwiki includes support for two different variables. I'll look into that solution as well. I'm going to be eliminating more duplicate and useless templates as I get time - this was just a preemptive strike to avoid having "Template:Bible" and "Template:BibleX". - Sans Deity 09:43, 8 September 2006 (CDT)

Gah, this template suffers from the same bug as Template:WP-name: spaces in the URL aren't properly escaped. --Arensb 20:06, 31 July 2006 (MST)

Add an icon, for clarity?

The Bible template provides links to Bible passages. But these links look just like internal links. External links, like the one below, have an icon to indicate that this is an external link.

Wikimedia Commons has a public domain icon of a Bible which could be scaled down and added to the end of links produced by Template:Bible, like this:

The first creation story in Genesis 1 Bible-icon.png http://www.ooblick.com/~arensb/bible_icon.png describes the creation of the world.

This would visually distinguish links that allow a reader to look up the passage being discussed, from links to Iron Chariots commentary on that particular passage. Comments? --Arensb 14:51, 12 March 2007 (CDT)

The problem I have with this is that every icon is now a clickable link back to the icon's page. Hopefully there's a better solution. Sans Deity 16:19, 15 March 2007 (CDT)
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