Bug: Broken reference error NAC Exodus

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Michael Wood | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jun 25 2020 6:30 PM

There is a series of broken links to R. Youngblood's "Counting the Ten Commandments" in the Exodus volume of the New American Commentary by Douglas Stuart. They are found in the commentary for Exodus 20:17 in footnote 76, which is also on page 467. When you click any of the hyperlinks for the resource (either the title or the page numbers), it tries to load a resource page in the software without success. Then, when you click on that link to go to the resource page, it takes you to the page below. Thanks for your help with this.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 25 2020 10:39 PM

Do you have Youngblood's commentary in your Logos library?

It doesn't seem to be available on Logos.com at the moment but it may have been previously.

When a resource is not available in your library, the software is designed to take you to a product page on the Logos website which partially explains the message you are seeing. (For some reason it is going to an old site not the current one)

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Celeste Fiorillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 26 2020 7:57 AM

From what I can tell, we don't (and haven't) offered that title, so I think it was hyperlinked incorrectly. I'll pass it on for someone else to look into further. Thanks for the report!

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Colin | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 26 2020 8:32 AM

Hi Michael,

It's not a book, it's a journal article. From what I can see in the forums, some back issues used to be available in Logos but they aren't any more. 

Shalom, 

Colin

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 26 2020 9:11 AM

Celeste Fiorillo:
we don't (and haven't) offered that title, so I think it was hyperlinked incorrectly.

I don't think so. This is an article in Bible Review, a Journal by BAS. That article (from 1994, cited elsewhere, such as in a Themelios edition) is properly linked with page numbers etc. and although I can't find a PDF version on the web right now, I'm convinced that it is a legit citation. Prior to Logos 4 (i.e. up to 2010 or so) it was common for some third parties to produce Logos resources by themselves, and I think BAS was among them. Unfortunately this has stopped, and the respective works have not been taken up in the Logos product catalog. Thus the links are legitimate and as should be, and for lucky users who own the right BAS CD-ROM this link will probably work just fine. It would be a pity to remove it and others like it (and in some cases, they may come back, such as the Galaxie journal titles).

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Michael Wood | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 26 2020 1:19 PM

NB.Mick:

Celeste Fiorillo:
we don't (and haven't) offered that title, so I think it was hyperlinked incorrectly.

I don't think so. This is an article in Bible Review, a Journal by BAS. That article (from 1994, cited elsewhere, such as in a Themelios edition) is properly linked with page numbers etc. and although I can't find a PDF version on the web right now, I'm convinced that it is a legit citation. Prior to Logos 4 (i.e. up to 2010 or so) it was common for some third parties to produce Logos resources by themselves, and I think BAS was among them. Unfortunately this has stopped, and the respective works have not been taken up in the Logos product catalog. Thus the links are legitimate and as should be, and for lucky users who own the right BAS CD-ROM this link will probably work just fine. It would be a pity to remove it and others like it (and in some cases, they may come back, such as the Galaxie journal titles).

Ms. Fiorillo,

Thanks for the quick response. That was the problem I was trying to point out, was that it appeared not to be available, and the buy page that shows up when you click the link in logos takes you nowhere. NB.Mick makes a good point, however. I started using around Logos 5 or 6, so I can't attest to if this resource did exist at one point, and that's the reason for the hyperlinks. If so, I do agree that they shouldn't be removed. I'm not sure if it's possible to have a legacy resource hyperlink that will open the resource if you have it, but won't try to take you to a non-existent store page if you don't. That would certainly be an option so as to not limit productivity for users with the resource. Thanks NB.Mick for looking into that possibility.

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Mike W | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 26 2020 6:30 PM

I do have this resource and the link to counting the Ten Commandments works for me. Biblical Review was part of the Biblical Archaeology Society collection that Logos used to sell.  The other link in this note (76) , enumerating the 10 commandments works on desktop but not on IOS. On windows it brings up a citation to Catholic Biblical Quarterly, not a link to a resource.  On IOS nothing happens.

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