verse parsing

Discussion in 'General' started by wsbones, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. wsbones

    wsbones Beta Tester

    This kind of ambiguous reference in a topic doesn't resolve as intended without punctuation. Ps 14.1 Joh 1.1-5

    The 14.1 could be at the end of a sentence or it could mean First John.

    This could happen with any of the books that start with a number.

    Just pointing it out since I just did it myself without thinking. It could have also come from pasted material.

    If there is no space after the period the verse number should go with the preceding book/chapter.
     
  2. Brandon Staggs

    Brandon Staggs Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks, Bill. Some additional processing may be in order. There is a lot of testing for the numbered books in reference text like that. The way to work around it is to put a semicolon after the 14.1. Eg, Ps 14.1; Joh 1.1-5 parses as intended.
     
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