Bug/request: Odd internal cross-referencing in Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (version 2009-10-27T03:17:10Z)

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Apr 5 2010 12:35 AM | Locked

When the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church mentions a headword that it has a cross-reference to, rather than that entire word being a hyperlink, there's a small superscripted asterisk immediately before the word which is a hyperlink. It's very easy to overlook these (especially since the hyperlink text color is virtually indistinguishable from the default resource text color), and hard to aim at and click them because they are so tiny. This is the typesetting inherited from the print version, where it makes some sense. But for the Logos version, it would make a whole lot more sense and be much more usable to have the entire word be a hyperlink.

Can you see the hyperlinks in this screenshot? How many cross-references are there to other headwords in the ODCC? Not a trick question. But notice how it's especially hard to see the * when it comes before a capital letter, which is likely to be the case in many if not mos tof the cross-references in this dictionary.

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Melissa Snyder | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 12 2010 2:20 PM | Locked

These are difficult to see. I'll submit a request to make them more visible.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 12 2010 8:41 PM | Locked

Rosie Perera:
Can you see the hyperlinks in this screenshot?

Yes, but your screen shot (>100% size?) is much easier on the eye than the text on my screen (100%)!

Rosie Perera:
it would make a whole lot more sense and be much more usable to have the entire word be a hyperlink.

Power Lookup doesn't show the * at all. So when it starts with Decius you have to guess it relates to Decian in the text.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 12 2010 8:51 PM | Locked

Dave Hooton:
Power Lookup doesn't show the * at all. So when it starts with Decius you have to guess it relates to Decian in the text.

This is the only book where I appreciate Power Lookup, especially this article

Note the footnote within footnote like Fell, John (1625-86), Bp of *Oxford

Note that Bp is not a popup but you can click on the * without having to lose place in the resource.

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