To make the text expanded by default you could try adding the following to
your gsdl/etc/main.cfg file
cgiarg shortname=gt argdefault=2
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Mundy" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Rusmini CALREC" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Bambang Sankarto Pustaka"
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 3:51 AM
Subject: Expand full text by default?
> Greetings from Indonesia.
> We are creating a collection of Indonesian agricultural research materials
> using Greenstone 2.36. The documents are in HTML format with subsections
> denoted by <<TOC>> tags. We hope to add PDF and other formats later.
> When the user opens a document, by default the first subsection only is
> displayed. The user must click on the icons linking to each subsection to
> open those subsections, or on the "Expand Text" button.
> Unfortunately we think this will confuse our users -- they may see the
> section only, and not realize there is more text available in subsequent
> Is it possible to have Greenstone expand the text by default, and display
> the "Contract Text" button if the user wants to browse the sections only?
> Thanks in advance.
> Paul Mundy
> development communication specialist
> Temporary email in Indonesia (to 7 June 2002): email@example.com
> mobile 0818-168332
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "sjboddie" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <greenstone@TRIPATH.colosys.net>
> Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 3:30 AM
> Subject: Re: Documents at INTERNAL levels in hierarchy?
> This sounds very much like a bug I just fixed the other day. You can fix
> it by downloading a new Hierarchy.pm file from
> http://greenstone.org/tmp/Hierarchy.pm and saving it to your
> gsdl/perllib/classify directory (replacing the one that's already
> Please let me know if this doesn't fix the problem.
> email@example.com wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > It's definitely possible to have documents at higher levels
> > > as well as deeper levels at the same time, so I'm not quite sure
> > > what is wrong here. It could possibly be a problem with your
> > > index file or the just formatting - have you modified the format
> > > for that classifier? It could also be a bug - which
> > > version and platform are you using?
> > I'm using 2.3.7 on Linux with the IndexPlug (can't get RecPlug with
> > the -use_metadata_files to work, yet).
> > My index.txt file is:
> > key: Sec Author Title Summary
> > test.txt 1.1 "Author1" "Doc1" "This is summary 1"
> > test2.txt 1.1.1 "nobody aasdf" "Doc2" "This is summary 2"
> > etc/hfile.txt (the hierarchy classifier file) is:
> > 1 1 "ch1"
> > 1.1 1.1 "mid"
> > 1.1.1 1.1.1 "bot"
> > 2 2 "ch2"
> > etc/collect.cfg is:
> > creator no@where
> > maintainer no@where
> > public true
> > indexes document:text document:Title document:Source
> > defaultindex document:text
> > plugin ZIPPlug
> > plugin GAPlug
> > plugin TEXTPlug
> > plugin HTMLPlug
> > plugin EMAILPlug
> > plugin PDFPlug
> > plugin RTFPlug
> > plugin WordPlug
> > plugin ArcPlug
> > plugin IndexPlug
> > classify Hierarchy -hfile hfile.txt -metadata Sec
> > collectionmeta collectionname "metatest"
> > collectionmeta iconcollection ""
> > collectionmeta collectionextra "
rigid body dynamics
This collection contains _numdocs_ documents, a total of _numbytes_ of indexed text and metadata.
Click here to view the build summary for this collection.
> > collectionmeta .document:text "text"
> > collectionmeta .document:Source "filenames"
> > This behaves exactly as I said: I get
> > ch1
> > mid
> > Doc1
> > *** WHERE IS SECTION "BOT" ???? ***
> > Ideas?
> > -Norman