Wow sweetheart! thanks for the code example...this will be very useful!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Carlson" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: use of <dao>
> Deitra-- In the Jackson finding aid referenced below, I decided to use the
> EAD <table> element for positioning the images within the flow of the
> text, but if you don't want to do that, you can just use <linkgrp>
> directly within <p>. Since the EAD <table> element doesn't have an
> attribute where you can specify table alignment, I am using the
> "altrender" attribute which is mapped to the "style" attribute in HTML:
> <table style="float: right;">
> The use of the child elements of <linkgrp> is based on a short article I
> wrote on the use of XLink in EAD:
> to open the larger image in a popup window. The HTML code this produces
> <a href="..."
> return false;><img src.......>
> <table altrender="float: right;">
> <tgroup cols="1">
> <linkgrp linktype="extended">
> <resource label="start" linktype="resource"></resource>
> <extptrloc label="small"
> <extptrloc label="large"
> <arc from="start" to="small" show="embed" actuate="onload" title="Click on
image to enlarge" linktype="arc"/>
> <arc from="small" to="large" show="new" actuate="onrequest"
> On Tue, 15 Feb 2005, Dietra Stanley wrote:
> > Hello all!
> > I am doing the same as Mark has suggested....i have run into so much
> > difficulty using <dao> , that I just use the <extref>. I am looking to
> > place thumbnails of the actual larger image directly into the text so if
> > anyone out there has examples of how they coded thumbnails directly
> > the descriptive text please HELP :)) . I will for now take a look at
> > link you provided below.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mark Carlson" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 4:59 PM
> > Subject: Re: use of <dao>
> >> <dao> is not a valid EAD element within <p> and since it is not a
> >> element so you can't use it to create a textual link as you describe
> >> below. The subelement <daodesc> is not meant to be used in this
> >> either. I brought this up several months ago (the fact that you can't
> >> link to a DAO within elements like <scopecontent><p> like you can with
> >> <extref><extptr>. But the fact that you are linking to a DAO is only
> >> important for portability. You could use any linking element as long
> >> as you could flag it somehow so that you could get that information out
> >> later should you need to do so. If it were me, and I wanted to do what
> >> you describe, I would just use <extref> instead and then use the term
> >> "dao" in the "role" attribute of <extref>:
> >> [[If you were actually embedding DAO images within the text, I would
> >> suggest something else. See our Henry M. Jackson finding aid as an
> >> example:
> >> ]]
> >> <scopecontent><p><extref href="..." show="new" actuate="onreqest"
> >> role="dao">Coloring books</extref>, <extref href="..." show="new"
> >> actuate="onrequest" role="dao">puzzles</extref>, ... </p>
> >> </scopecontent>
> >> Other than this, there is no easy way (IMO) to do this within elements
> >> like <biohist> and <scopecontent>.
> >> P.S. Don't forget to use the "behavior" attributes "show" and "actuate"
> >> when using linking elements.
> >> Mark
> >> On Mon, 14 Feb 2005, Amy McCrory wrote:
> >>> I'm processing a collection that contains many examples of various
> > of
> >>> merchandise. We're going to create digital images of representative
> >>> objects, rather than show every item. My question has to do with how
> > we're
> >>> going to link to these image files.
> >>> In the past, I have always linked to a <dao> from a component-level
> > record
> >>> describing one named thing. But in this collection, for certain
> > of
> >>> materials, I prefer to write collective descriptions, such as:
> >>> [lots of tags omitted]
> >>> <unittitle>Walt Scott merchandise</unittitle>
> >>> <unitdate>1954-1964</unitdate>
> >>> <scopecontent><p>Coloring books, puzzles, squeeze toys, party
> >>> decorations.</p></scopecontent>
> >>> --and put the links into the <scopecontent> text:
> >>> <scopecontent><p><dao href="-------">Coloring books, </dao><dao
> >>> href="--------">puzzles, </dao><dao href="--------">squeeze toys,
> > </dao>,
> >>> <dao href="--------">party decorations.</dao></p></scopecontent>
> >>> Does anyone see a potential problem in doing this, rather than
> > a
> >>> separate <c> record for each type of item? It's nice to have a
> > <unittitle>
> >>> that matches the title or caption in your image file metadata, but is
> >>> necessary? Any comments--or even better, experience with this--would
> >>> most welcome.
> >>> With thanks,
> >>> Amy McCrory
> >>> Archivist, Cartoon Research Library
> >>> 023L Wexner Center
> >>> The Ohio State University
> >>> Columbus, OH
> >>> (614) 292-0538