Different behaviour of Bible references in notes

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Apr 14 2015 8:49 AM

I noticed something earlier which I hadn't seen before - and trying to understand it

If I enter a Bible reference in a note, a hyperlink is created. If I hover over the reference I get a popup showing the verse and an option to "Ctrl-Click" to open the passage. (I think on Mac - where i saw it - you need to right-click and then select open hyperlink)

Whereas if I create a note by reference then there is a hyperlink automatically created as part of the note title. Hovering over that again shows the verse / passage and single-clicking on it opens the passage.

I understand that these are different things (one is a note header, one is a hyperlink) but is there any particular reason why you need to do different things to get to the Bible reference?

Thanks, Graham 

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 14 2015 10:42 AM

I think that it reflects the relative proximity of the reference to the note. The link of a Bible note is more "immediate" because it is intrinsic to it, whereas notes in the note text are not. As a result, it is more important to limit accidental clicking on references in the note body (that would open corresponding windows when you just wanted to preview them). That's my take on it, anyway. 

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 30 2015 6:38 PM

Hi Graham

Is this any clearer?


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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 30 2015 11:17 PM

Hi Dave

Dave Hooton:
Is this any clearer?

Not really.

It still seems like an unnecessary distinction to me requiring different actions to get to a reference depending on whether it is in the note "header" or the body of the note.

It's not a big issue but just trying to understand why it is the case.


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