One solution would be to have a number of stylesheets that can be produce different derivative versions from a single master. That way you could for example have a relative link in your master but your stylesheet could prefix this with the extra portion of the URL. Regards Grant --------------------------------- Grant E. L. Buttars, Deputy University Archivist, Special Collections, Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Library, Information Services, University of Edinburgh, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ. http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/crc/ tel: 0131 651 3852 ================================= Coming to consult something? Please see http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/crc/ for service information > -----Original Message----- > From: Encoded Archival Description List > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Nathan Tallman > Sent: 21 June 2011 14:28 > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Absolute or Relative Links > > Greetings list, > > I'm trying to get a handle on whether institutions are using > relative or absolute links for linking digital content. > Relative is probably the preferred for coding standards, but > what if your are sending your EADs off to a consortium or > central finding aid repository, in addition to your own > website? Won't all the links be broken? Perhaps one can work > some find/replace magic to make them all absolute. > > Just curious how others are handling this, especially since > finding aid repositories are on the rise. > > Thanks! > > Nathan Tallman > Associate Archivist > American Jewish Archives > -- The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.