Problems with "Josephus and the New Testament"

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Mar 23 2010 3:02 PM

I just ordered Josephus and the New Testament with the March Madness discount, and I've been reading through it.  It has several problems that I've been reporting through the "Report Typo" facility, but the problems are so pervasive that I've decided to them post here:

 

For one, none of the highlighted links to The Life of Flavius Josephus work.  They show up in blue as a link but they don't seemed to be tagged properly.  Clicking on them does nothing and I don't get the datatype status-bar pop-up or the pop-up for the actual source. The highlighted links to the other Josephus texts (War, Antiquities, and Apion) work fine.  Can anyone confirm that I'm not alone in this problem?

 

 

Secondly, there are lots of links to Josephus works that are not even highlighted as links.  You don't have to look far to find them.  Often this happens when the reference leaves off the name of the text and only uses the numbers, but as you can see, it happens when there is a full citation too.


 

And finally there's a font problem.  When Emil Schürer's name appears in the text, it is messed up:

 

I hope these problems can be fixed in a timely manner.  The linking problems really affect the usefulness of the work.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 23 2010 11:36 PM

This doesn't relate to the font problems but ... was the indexing complete before you tried the links?

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Douglas McMasters | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 24 2010 12:01 AM

My copy has the same issues, and my indexing is up to date.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 24 2010 9:07 AM

Thanks for the confirmation, Doug.

MJ. Smith:

This doesn't relate to the font problems but ... was the indexing complete before you tried the links?

My indexing was complete, too.  This resource must have went through some sort of automated tagging process.  I would have a hard time believing it was manually tagged by a person since so much is wrong with it that should have been caught by someone with eyes.  Whatever process was used to markup and tag the resource shouldn't be used again, IMO.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 29 2010 1:49 PM

I was hoping for some confirmation that Logos is aware of these problems and has plans on fixing them.

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Stephen Paynter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 30 2010 1:10 AM

Todd Phillips:

I was hoping for some confirmation that Logos is aware of these problems and has plans on fixing them.

Yes, I would like such a confirmation too, as I have the same problem.

Rather than being just an automated tagging problem, I wonder if it a configuration control problem; perhaps they have released the wrong file?

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Melissa Snyder | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 10 2011 11:05 AM

We'll look into this. Thank you.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 10 2011 12:38 PM

Melissa .... you're working so hard, you're already into March Madness and it's only mid-Feb! Really appreciate your work.

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