I think your hunch in the last paragraph of your message is correct. You have to have a system that is capable of recognizing the values of the linking attributes (like ACTUATE) and doing something with them. I'm not a Panorama user, but I feel pretty confident in doubting that Panorama can deal with the EAD linking elements in anything but the most rudimentary way. The browser- or system-dependence factor for the linking elements is the main reason for the hedgy "would most likely result in ..." language in the EAD AGs. The final paragraph of section 7.1.1 on p. 189 of the Application Guidelines goes into this system-dependence qualification in a little more detail.
Maybe somebody else out there has a actually figured out a way to get Panorama to implement linking attribute values? If not, you probably need to be looking at some other system for delivery (I think DynaWeb, in the Online Archive of California implementation at least, uses the ACTUATE values in the California Heritage and other finding aids that include links to digital facsimiles of images, though Alvin Pollack or somebody else from Berkeley would have to confirm this).
Lynn Holdzkom wrote:
> Can anyone help me get the actuate="user" and show="new" attributes in
> the <dao> set of tags to work? I've used the example on p. 230 of the
> Applications Guidelines as my model.
> <daoloc entityref="f0042_1tmb" actuate ="auto" show="embed"
> <daoloc entityref="f0042_1" actuate ="user" show="new"
> The text introducing the example says that the encoding "would most
> likely result in the thumbnail image being automatically embedded in the
> text of the finding aid ... while the larger reference image would
> appear in a new browser window when the user activiated the link
> I want that result, but get the images displayed in the text no matter
> how I set the attributes. The "most likely" in Guidelines makes me
> wonder if I'm doing something wrong (like do I have to adjust something
> somewhere else) or if these attributes just don't work well. I should
> add that I'm trying to do this with Panorama (stop laughing), which may
> be where the problem lies.
> Any help would be much appreciated.
> Lynn Holdzkom
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