Re: [IUG] Rel.2007 option to open urls in new window? or is this for the next release
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- Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 11:06:55 -0400
- From: Mark James Strang <mstrang at bgsu dot edu>
- Subject: Re: [IUG] Rel.2007 option to open urls in new window? or is this for the next release
FYI on this wwwoption at my site with Release 2007 1.0
When we activated your item level urls with the following the service commitment:
Use this service commitment to request the ability to add a MARC 856 tag, or 'URL', to item records. See Variable-length Fields in Item Records for a description of the field.
We ran into some interesting things with this wwwoption.
If you use the wwwoption as:
The item level 856 url will display both the |u and the |z from the item record 856.
The link will open in a new window, but the display is very messy.
However, if you set the wwwoption up as:
Then the item level 856 url will display only the |z message as you'd expect. The link will also open in a new window.
I don't know if others will experience this or not, but I thought it would be a useful heads up. Locally we are still evaluating the benefits and workflows for item level 856's.
From: innopac-bounces at innopacusers dot org [mailto:innopac-bounces at innopacusers dot org] On Behalf Of Bob Duncan
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 10:09 AM
To: IUG INNOPAC List
Subject: Re: [IUG] Rel.2007 option to open urls in new window? or is this for the next release
At 09:49 AM 08/08/2008, Cheryl Gowing wrote:
>Hi - I may have dreamed this, but I could swear that Betsy Graham
>mentioned at the Rel. 2007 update sessions at IUG that this release
>would have some sort of option to have 856 urls automatically open
>in a new window/tab, without having to resort to hard coding a
>TARGET="_blank" into the url. I remember asking whether this would
>mean I'd have to strip out any of the TARGET coding I've been
>putting into my urls and was told this would not be necessary.
>I can' find any reference to this functionality in the Rel2007
>enhancement list on CSDirect, the What's New's in the Rel. 07
>manual, or scouring the new manual entries on wwwoptions or OPAC
>system options [where I've assumed this would be set].
For a feature that's been asked for for years, you'd think III would
have touted its availability in R2007. Go figure.
See the manual entry for the DISPLAY_856 wwwoption; there's a second
parameter that is used to tell the system to open links in a new
window. Ours looks like this:
Robert E. Duncan
Editor of IT Communications
Easton, PA 18042
duncanr at lafayette dot edu
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