[LibX] Re: Multiple options (indexes) for type=bookmarklet

Ross Singer ross.singer at library.gatech.edu
Sun Aug 13 22:22:01 EDT 2006

It would also be much simpler to just nip the bud at the source and
have COinS implementations for these services.  It would be really
nice to see COinS for RefBase.



On 8/13/06, Richard Karnesky <karnesky at northwestern.edu> wrote:
> I have just started to play with the libx.  I was interested in adapting
> it for use with refbase:
>   <http://www.refbase.net/>
> To do this, it would be convenient to create custom URLs with multiple
> options, similar to how Steve Toub describes in a post last month:
>   <http://www.mozdev.org/pipermail/libx/2006-July/000041.html>
> The reply to this was:
> > Not sure what to do about it.
> > One option certainly is to support that catalog, which would involve
> > writing another JavaScript class for that particular catalog that
> > implements a makeSearch, makeAdvancedSearch, and supportsSearch
> > method, as shown in the LibX source in the files centralsearch.js, or
> > in the libxBookmarklet class in libx.js
> >
> > Another option may be to make the bookmarklet syntax a little bit more
> > flexible to accommodate these scenarios. Let me think about that.
> I just wanted to voice interest for the second option.
> I think there are many data providers out there which could be accessed
> via bookmarklet-like syntax which contained multiple options.  It would
> be nice if it was simple to modify only a few properties to add these
> kinds of resources, rather than to have to write a JS class for each one.
> Thanks for the useful Firefox extension,
> Richard Karnesky
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