Roy Lumb wrote:
> I am working on a large electronic finding aid, which has been split up
> into 52 separate ead files. I would like to link these files together
> as they represent one archival collection. The obvious choice to link
> these files would be using <extref> and then using the entityref
Why not instead use the HREF attribute of <extref>, with the filename of
the target file *relative* to the starting file?
Keep the target files in the same directory as the starting document, or
a subdirectory thereof, and that ought to be enough to forge meaningful,
navigable relationships between them.
Generally, XML and HTML s/w I've used copes fine with relative
addresses, i.e. "look in the current directory first". If the files ever
go on a web server in the same arrangement, the links will still be
meaningful, though you might then choose to do a global replace to
prepend the full path.
This would be (has been) my approach, so if it's completely
wrong-headed, I hope someone will put me straight!
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