For those of you who are wondering what all the excitement is all about, let me briefly explain. Most of the time when you want to link to a passage on a site like The Unbound Bible, it takes multiple steps. You first have to look up the Scripture on the website, copy a very long link, which looks something like this:
and then attach it to the text that you wish to make a hyperlink. With Aaron’s script, all I have to do is select the Bible reference and wrap this bit of code around it:
Where “BIBLE REFERENCE” is the Scriptural reference. It’s the same code every time, I don’t have to look up each passage and cut and paste the link, and I get the same results every time. And with TextMate (the ultra-cool, mega-powerful text editing tool), I have a snippet set up to insert that code automatically with a keystroke combination. So, all I have to do is highlight the passage, keystroke CONTROL-J and viola! Bravo, Aaron! Todah rabba!
Update Monday, September 4, 2006:
Aaron has agreed to make this script freely available to anyone who would like to use it on their website. I’m including it here as a download for anyone who can benefit from it.