>Stephen De Gabrielle
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>"George Buchanan" <email@example.com>
>Sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org
>29/10/2003 12:52 PM
> To: "Beth Nicol" <NICOLLB@auburn.edu>, <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] Is there a way to have Next <-> Previous links
>> I have a couple of image collections built - (Linux, 2.39) - and I
>> would like to be able to add a link for Previous and Next to the
>> Document Display pages.... You know - so that a user could
>> browse thru by title or results of a search without having to go
>> back to the AZList or Results page.
>...right - the principle of what you wish to achieve is simple. However,
>Greenstone doesn't support either at present - I'll explain more about this
>in the rest of the message.
>> So - HELP! is it possible and I just missed it? Or, am I
>> wishing for something that doesn't exist? I found the:
>> format DocumentArrowsBottom option - but it says
>> (p 43, developer's manual) that works for linking to
>> the next, previous section....
>...that applies within the document - i.e. to link to the next or previous
>section of the same document. It doesn't support moving between documents.
>Furthermore, when you ask about moving across documents, it is worthwhile
>remembering that an AZList is a permanent list, so the same document always
>comes next, unless one has just performed a rebuild of the index. On the
>other hand, a search result list is a temporary list, and one would have to,
>in effect, rerun the search and find the catalogue number for the next
>document. Therefore, providing that "dynamic" facility would require more
>effort than providing a movement through a permanent list.
>To add the facility you require would require some additional programming of
>Greenstone to ensure that the buttons linked to the correct document. This
>would probably require the services of an experienced programmer.
>I'm sorry not to be of more immediate help, but I trust that the above is of
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