[LibX] broken embedded cues in Amazon.com

Godmar Back godmar at gmail.com
Wed May 28 08:00:51 PDT 2008


Yes, and of course I should mention that nobody should wait for the
LibX core team here ---- feel absolutely free to be creative and
create resources and share them with the community.

 - Godmar

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 10:46 AM, James Richard (DOS)
<richard.james at state.de.us> wrote:
> I sent out an email last week to most of the public libraries I could find
> that had created a version of LibX, soliciting their interest in
> participating in a wiki focused on best practices and experiences in public
> library implementation and marketing. I haven't heard anything back from
> anyone yet, but have a wetpaint shell ready to go if I do.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: libx-bounces at mozdev.org on behalf of Godmar Back
> Sent: Wed 5/28/2008 10:11 AM
> To: Chad Nelson
> Cc: libx at mozdev.org
> Subject: Re: [LibX] broken embedded cues in Amazon.com
>
> There's no wiki as of yet though we could include one as part of our
> new website.
> Till then, feel free to ask questions already answered again.
>
>  - Godmar
>
> On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 4:41 AM, Chad Nelson <c.nelson at londonmet.ac.uk>
> wrote:
>> Is there a wiki / knowledge base or something similar for these kinds of
>> suggestions. I know there is a FAQ on the libx site, but it doesn't cover
>> things like this. I use the list archive at Nabble, but it is sometimes a
>> bit difficult to find what I'm looking for on it, and so I end up asking
>> questions that have already been answered, probably a few times.
>>
>> If there isn't something like it yet, I'd certainly be willing to slog
>> through some archive threads to pull out the suggestions.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Chad
>>
>> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 9:40 PM, Tom Pasley <PasleyT at crop.cri.nz> wrote:
>>>
>>> I agree with Godmar on this point - there will always be changes behind
>>> the scenes at sites which will break the code for cues... one of the
>>> things we can do is use the debug feature (Firefox) that Godmar told us
>>> about earlier to discover what might be the underlying cause.
>>>
>>> Here's what Godmar suggested on 3/04/2008 2:46 p.m. (my time):
>>> "One comment on how to debug this, or help debug this:
>>> To see what goes wrong when LibX processes a cue, go to "about:config"
>>> and add a new entry of type "boolean".  Call it "libx.doforurl.debug"
>>> and set it to true. Then visit the page on which the cue operates. This
>>> setting will log any exceptions thrown during cue processing to the
>>> JavaScript error console."
>>>
>>>
>>> Firefox is good from the updating perspective... (though it can be a
>>> pain at times). I'm not sure how this relates to the locked-down
>>> scenario you mention Richard - surely you wouldn't use Internet Explorer
>>> in a "locked-down" environment? [cheesy grin]
>>>
>>> Sending details from the debugging helps speed up the resolution... the
>>> way I see it, the cues at sites like Amazon are something extra - the
>>> ISSN and DOI linking from vendors such as the Elsevier ScienceDirect and
>>> SpringerLink are the crucial bits - thankfully these are relatively
>>> stable. Amazon seems to be a problematic site - pity it's so popular!
>>>
>>> just my inflation-adjusted 2c.
>>>
>>> Tom
>>>
>>>
>>>
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