BUG: Links from LBD to other resources

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Sep 4 2012 3:16 AM

I don't know whether the links in LBD are somehow broken and this is a resource issue rather than a biblia.com problem, but I experienced it here (LBD Article "Election"):

Note that I first had this message when another resource was in the right pane, knowing that I own this (which may not be true of all the resources in my library) I looked up the "internet-capable" symbol on Logos.com and subsequently opened it in Biblia for screenshot purpose.

And:

 

and

All the resources named in the bibliographic section at the end of LBD articles look like active links, but none work.

Currently the reaction of Biblia is the same whether

  • I own the resource and biblia should show it (biblia bug or LBD bug? This needs to be fixed!)
  • the resource is not in Logos at all (give us a meaningful error message then! This is not a problem of my licence or internet permission - usually these shouldn't be active links)
  • I don't own a resource but could - the error message is correct, but then IIRC biblia used to open the respective page on Logos.com as L4Win does  

 

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 4 2012 10:45 AM

Back at my L4 PC, I found: 

This may be a mix of biblia bug and resource bug. L4 gets a reference as such:

Where biblia doesn't work:

 

although the resource is internet-enabled and can be opened from biblia.com.

In the case of NT Wright, however, it seems that the resource link is broken in LBD

No way to jump to the resource from this link, so this one may not be a biblia issue - the other one is. 

Note: the screenshots in my first posting were made from IE9, the one above from Chrome, so it seems this "new style" links don't work in biblia ("old-style" links that don't give the nifty pop-up in L4 do, with a nice preview) regardless of the browser employed. 

 

 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 4 2012 1:43 PM

NB.Mick:
All the resources named in the bibliographic section at the end of LBD articles look like active links, but none work.

I've noticed that bibliographic data that can be exported appears as a link just as actual textual links do - an odd but understandable quirk. I've been waiting to see where Logos goes with this.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 4 2012 2:12 PM

MJ. Smith:

NB.Mick:
All the resources named in the bibliographic section at the end of LBD articles look like active links, but none work.

I've noticed that bibliographic data that can be exported appears as a link just as actual textual links do

Yes, "exportable bibliographic data" sounds great, that's what I meant with "new-style".

It's rather annoying to see that none of them work, where some should lead to resources in my library and others could lead there (or to PDFs on the web or else).

MJ. Smith:
I've been waiting to see where Logos goes with this.

Hopefully, when they introduced the new links they put it in a separate table - if so, no resource update to LBD would be needed when Ware's "Perespectives on the Doctrine of God" one day turns up in Logos. But I'm not sure.

I really hope that some day Logos gives us the opportunity to create or amend such links by ourselves (same with typos). One small thing is Notes and - for the collaborative thing, should people start to use faithlife - Community Notes. Logos will never be able to fix all the missing links in their 30k resources, if not with collaborative user effort. But then, these are just the start. 

User configurable resource links that point inside or outside of Logos would be a good thing. But that's probably Logos 7.0 or so - a pipe dream. Right now, in some resources I use green highlights in the bibliographhy to mark what I have (which may be in Logos or in another eBook format such as Kindle, or in paper). It's much too cumbersome to generate one dummy PB for every resource I have outside Logos, although I once started with some key PBs. 

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