[LibX] RFE: Append domain name to LibX's COinS sid value

Steve Toub stoub at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 10 08:20:43 PST 2008

Thanks! Having this on all OpenURLs is super.

I can confirm this works as expected. A reminder for others that cues 
(like COinS) aren't widely supported in the IE edition but it seems like 
things are in place for this aspect to work correctly if and when IE has 
cue support for COinS.

Thanks again! I've pushed uclibraries.5 live.


Godmar Back wrote:
> I added a variable %hostname% which will be replaced with the current
> page's hostname if it occurs in a sid.
> I changed revision uclibraries.5 to use this feature.
> So if you set the sid to libx:uc:%hostname% it'll do what you want.
> Note: this feature is now active for *all* OpenURLs LibX forms, not
> just COinS. I hope that's ok.
>  - Godmar
> On Jan 10, 2008 12:54 AM, Steve Toub <stoub at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hi--
>> At present, LibX includes the following sid value when rendering COinS:
>>         sid=libx:uc
>> ["uc" is the brief name of my edition of LibX.] This value appears
>> regardless of where the COinS appear (e.g., Wikipedia, WorldCat.org,
>> Google Scholar).
>> Is it possible for this sid value to also append the name of the service
>> that is generating COinS? Pulling the domain name of page that the user
>> is on when selecting the COinS link would mean something like:
>>         sid=libx:uc:en.wikipedia.org
>>         sid=libx:uc:worldcat.org
>>         sid=libx:uc:scholar.google.com
>>         etc.
>> Appending another colon followed by a string is how other sid values work...
>>         sid=www.isinet.com:WoK:WOS
>>         sid=www.isinet.com:WoK:BIOSIS
>>         sid=www.isinet.com:WoK:CABI
>>         sid=www.isinet.com:WoK:MEDLINE
>>         etc.
>> ...and it would allow me to track usage by source (Wikipedia vs.
>> WorldCat) via the usage reports in my link resolver.
>>         --SET
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