[greenstone-users] hierarchical markers

From Julian Fox
DateFri, 08 Jun 2007 17:41:20 +0200
Subject [greenstone-users] hierarchical markers
Hi list,
This little experience just might help someone along the way.
I was putting in Title metadata on letters, and using the Hierarchy
classifier because I have 6 thousand items of correspondence to enter.
Accordingly, the first level was, let's say a name (Cimatti, in this
case) which I followed with a bar, hence Cimatti|. So far so good.
Then I was copying and pasting from the letter headings which had been
written thus: Antonio/Livorno/2001-03-02/.
Accordingly the metadata looked like this at this point, for Title:
What I was surprised to discover was that Greenstone treated the forward
slashes, not just the bar, as hierarchical markers. I didn't realise it
would do that, so have had to remove those slashes otherwise a user
would have to click through 4 or 5 levels to get to the letter itself.
Not sure how often a situation like that might turn up for others, but I
thought I'd note it just in case it might help someone avoid (or include
the possibility of) using / as a hierarchical marker.