NETBibleTagger Moves to Version 2

Note: sites using the the older version will automatically be switched over to version 2 on January 31st, 2011

NETBibleTagger (NBT) was first released to the public in January of 2009, and, even before that, it existed as a tool that we at used on our own sites. Well, after about 2 years, we're pleased to announce that NBT has been updated to version 2!

This update brings the following changes:

  • The look of the popup has been changed a lot. Its appearance complements the new look of the site, and it uses CSS3 for rounded corners and shadowing.
  • If you have not switched to using the new code and you used a custom CSS file, that file has been disabled. V2 requires a new style sheet. Please see below.
  • NBT's ability to correctly identify references has also been improved. One large and notable change is that it now correctly identifies semi-colon eliminated lists of references which contain books with volumes. Example: John 2:3-4; 1 Chron. 3
  • The method of request of the text for a reference is now handled via JSONP, and it is not fetched/displayed via iframe. This improves performance, reduces browser/feature specific code, and improves the style-ability of the popup as a whole.
  • The option to set a custom font size has been removed in favor a using CSS alone to style content.

Updating from Version 1 to Version 2

If you do not use custom CSS to style NBT, all that is required to update is to a grab the latest code, or simply, changed the src of the javascript from to

If you used custom CSS, please look at the new stylesheet and implement your own style as necessary. You will note that the background for the header is: " background: url("/api/NETBibleTagger/v2/images/headerBackground.png") repeat scroll 0 0 white;"; That background image is a transparent-based gradient, and you can change the background color, "white" in this case, to whatever you want.