[greenstone-users] Passing search terms to PDF files

From Ben Mottram
DateTue, 14 Nov 2006 14:13:25 -0000
Subject [greenstone-users] Passing search terms to PDF files
Hi,

I am building a collection of PDF files in GS2.71 and would like to open
documents from the search results with extra information included within
the URL....

In this collection the HTML versions of the PDF files are not available
to end users.

Currently the format specifies
"[ex.srclink]{Or}{[ex.thumbicon],[ex.srcicon]}[ex./srclink]" - This is
substituted at runtime for <a href=<link to pdf file>[Whichever
Icon]</a> by the greenstone system

However, Adobe allows passing of parameters to the PDF file,
specifically for opening the PDF internal search engine.... <a
href=<path to pdf file>#search?"search terms">

Ideally I would like to put the search terms, used to retrieve the
results from the GS search form, into the [ex.srclink] substitution....
It seems such a simple idea, yet I suspect it will be difficult or
impossible, at least in GS2.71.

Regards

Ben Mottram
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