If the collection name you need for the search string is in the EAD someplace, like in unitid or eadid, you can construct custom strings with a single style sheet. For example, if the search string needs to be this:
and you have this in your EAD
Then your style sheet can construct the custom search string on the fly by grabbing the collection name from the identifier.
From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jaime Margalotti
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2013 7:46 AM
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Subject: Re: Using a search box in EAD
That makes sense and I'll do it if it's my only option. The search boxes are pointed to specific collections in DSpace and I had hoped to avoid having custom stylesheets for individual finding aids. Up until now we've just had a single stylesheet to handle everything.
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On Mar 28, 2013, at 10:27 PM, MicheleR <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 3/28/2013 5:40 PM, Jaime Margalotti wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> For several of our collections, we have digital content available in
>> DSpace. In the HTML version of our finding aids, we include a DSpace
>> search box in the "Materials Available in Alternative Format"
>> section. Is there any way to make this functionality (<form
>> method="post">) into something that won't break my EAD finding aids?
>> I've been slipping it into the HTML post-transformation, but that
>> won't really be viable when we start transforming on the fly.
> Why won't that work with an on-the-fly transformation? It doesn't need to go into the EAD, your style sheet could insert it as part of the transformation.
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