A couple of months ago I posted a question to the EAD Listserv about displaying SGML on the web. A suggestion was offered about configuring the Mime type of the server. We finally managed to accomplish this and have achieved mixed results.
I wonder if anyone could help us sort out some of the associated problems that have arisen. We now seem to be able to use Panorama to open the SGML documents, but the style sheet and navigator assigned to them are not showing up. I do have the .nav and .ssh files sitting on the server along with the entityrc and catalog files. Am I missing another step which links everything together?
I thank you in advance for your time and helpful advice!
National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
>>> James Bullen <[log in to unmask]> 12/11/00 06:08PM >>>
Your server needs to be configured to export .sgm files as mime type
At the moment they are probably being sent as text/plain, which is why you
are seeing the code.
> From: Irene-Ann Spanner[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
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> Sent: Tuesday, 12 December 2000 1:44
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> Subject: Displaying SGML on the web
> I have been delving into EAD implementation for a few months now at the
> Library and Archives of the National Gallery of Canada. I am at the stage
> of pulling it all together and I am now preparing the web page display. I
> am having problems with the SGML display. What I am trying to achieve is
> to have Panorama automatically load up when one clicks on the link for the
> SGML version of the finding aid, and that the document is displayed with
> the intended style sheet and navigator.
> At the moment, I think I have all the necessary elements on the server
> (catalog, entityrc, entities, .ssh and .nav files along with the SGML
> files) but when I select an SGML link, the actual coding is displayed,
> which I then have to download and open in Panorama. Please help me to
> understand the missing link to having this prodecure occur automatically.
> I don't think there is a problem with my Panorama set up, because when I
> try the SGML links from other web pages (such as Columbia University's
> Library Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indiv/rare/guides/ )
> everything works the way I hope our site will work.
> Thanks for your time and advice.
> Irene-Ann Spanner
> National Gallery of Canada
> Library and Archives