[greenstone-users] style.dm and extra.dm

From Sean Mitchuson
DateWed Feb 16 02:59:33 2011
Subject [greenstone-users] style.dm and extra.dm
In-Reply-To (4D5A11C1-9030307-farpan-net)
That is exactly what I needed thank you so much. I guess I just
missed that bit about package

Thank you very much

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 11:40 PM, Michael Silver <msilver@farpan.net> wrote:
> I may not be using the correct terminology, but the way I understand it is
> that the collection-specific extra.dm file overrides the values used in the
> site-wide macro files. For Greenstone to know which file is being
> overridden, you have to declare it in the extra.dm file before the change
> you make. The package statement which declares this is in control until
> another package statement or until the end of the extra.dm file, whichever
> comes first. That's how the single extra.dm file is able to override the
> various macros at the site level. I'm not sure that makes as much sense as
> it did in my head ...
>
> Let's say I want to create custom macros in the style of pages, the help
> pages and the about pages. Using the basic list of packages in [1], I would
> do something like:
>
> # Modify collection style settings
> package Style
>
> ... various macros ...
>
> # end of package Style
>
> # modify help page for collection
> package help
>
> ... various macros ...
>
> # end package help
>
> # Modify the collection's about page
> package about
>
> ... various macros ...
>
> # end package about
>
> In the example above, the hash symbol (#) indicates a comment. Greenstone
> ignores the line, which means I can make notes to myself. I can also try
> changes by coping a macro, commenting out the old one (in case I need to
> revert), and modifying the new one.
>
> It's important to pay attention to the package statements, especially if
> your extra.dm file is long and/or involved. It's easy to accidentally break
> your customizations by inserting your macros in the wrong place and ending
> up with them in the wrong package section. I usually make heavy use of
> comments to clearly mark where the beginning and end of packages. This is
> important to me since there is no closing statement to match with the
> opening package statement. Again, the comments in the example above help
> with that.
>
> Take a look at
> [0] http://www.wrlc.org/dcpc/UserInterface/interface.htm
> [1] http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Customizing_collections
>
> For even more in-depth information, I highly recommend the tutorial session
> materials available from the Greenstone website at [2]
> http://www.greenstone.org/download. I found an example on page 85 of the
> workshop book from the May 2009 4-day workshop. In general, I find the
> examples, etc. from the various tutorial sets on that page very, very
> useful!
>
> I hope this helps,
> Michael
> [0] http://www.wrlc.org/dcpc/UserInterface/interface.htm
> [1] http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Customizing_collections
> [2] http://www.greenstone.org/download
>
> On 14/02/2011 9:09 PM, Sean Mitchuson wrote:
>>
>> I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean by package Style. □I
>> haven't seen any of that listed in any of the documentation I've read
>> about editing the extra.dm file so I'm curious about it. □This could
>> be the solution to my problem.
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 5:48 PM, Michael Silver<msilver@farpan.net>
>> □wrote:
>>>
>>> This may be a bit basic, but if you are re-defining for collection
>>> specific
>>> uses, the entry in extra.dm has to include the package. Your example
>>> doesn't
>>> show the package declaration. Does your extra.dm file contain
>>>
>>> package Style
>>>
>>> □{
>>> <style type="text/css">
>>> body.bgimage { background: url("/gsdl/web/images/flood1937.jpg") left top;
>>> background-repeat:no-repeat; }
>>> </style>
>>> }
>>>
>>> Another possibility - have you changed the definition of /gsdl/web/images to
>>> somewhere else? I usually have put the image in a collection-specific
>>> path,
>>> and then put the full path in the extra.dm file.
>>>
>>> I know these are rather basic suggestions, but ...
>>>
>>> Good luck!
>>>
>>> Michael
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 14/02/2011 1:19 PM, Sean Mitchuson wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I wanted to send this again because the other one didn't seem to load
>>>> right so I'm again.
>>>>
>>>> I have body.bgimage defined in the style.dm file and it works great.
>>>> I want to be able to use extra.dm in specific collections to override
>>>> this but for some reason I can't. □Is there something I need to switch
>>>> on to tell a collection to use the extra.dm file?
>>>>
>>>> What is the exact code I need to use for extra.dm to set a proper
>>>> bgimage in there right now i'm using.
>>>>
>>>> {
>>>> <style type="text/css">
>>>> body.bgimage { background: url("/gsdl/web/images/flood1937.jpg") left
>>>> top; background-repeat:no-repeat; }
>>>>
>>>> </style>
>>>> }
>>>>
>>>> But this do not work for me.
>>>>
>>>> Any help would be appricated.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Sean Mitchuson
>>>> Library Tech Coordinator
>>>> Murray State University
>>>> Murray, Ky
>>>> Phone: 270.809.4773
>>>>
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>>
>
>

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Sean Mitchuson
Library Tech Coordinator
Murray State University
Murray, Ky
Phone: 270.809.4773