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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.

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Grant

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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Nathan Tallman
> Sent: 21 June 2011 14:28
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> 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
> 
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