SVOCat Documentation

Version 2.01, October 2020, author: Carlos Rodrigo

1. Introduction
2. Download
    2.1. Extract
    2.2. Permissions
3. The files
4. Example
5. Configure
    5.1. First
    5.2. Project
    5.3. Mysql
    5.4. Web
    5.5. VO options
    5.6. Fields
    5.7. Photometry
    5.8. Search Opts.
    5.9. File Paths
    5.10. Scripts
    5.11. Registry
    5.12. Spectra
    5.13. Links
    5.14. References
6. Web Design
    6.1. style.css
    6.2. Colors
    6.3. header.php
    6.4. footer.php
7. Extra tips
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Reference display options

It is quite common that a catalogue contains different references (papers, web pages) for different catalogue entries.

For instance, in our example catalogue, there are references for the origin of the information about the different filters. These references are included in our database as simple labels separated by commas ("A,C" for instance) and we, of course, want to display this information.

There are two places where references can be displayed:

  • As a column in the results table.
  • In the "Credits" web page section.

This configuration option here specifies the behaviour of the links displayed in the results column.

The available options are:

  • 'Direct link to URL': if there is a url associated to a reference label, links are displayed that open the corresponding url directly.
  • 'Open window with list': when the user clicks in a reference, a small window opens showing the list of references.
  • 'Link to list at the bottom': the list of references is included at the bottom of the results table. When the user clicks in a reference, the browser centers in the list.
  • 'Link to credits page': when the user clicks in a reference it opens the 'Credits' page where a list of all the credits is shown.

When the 'Direct link to URL' option is chosen, links go directly to the URL specified in the configuration (see below).

When the 'Open window with list' option is chosen, a small window is opened with the list of references highlighting the clicked one.

When the 'Link to list at the bottom' is chosen, the list of references is included at the bottom of the page, and links will go to that list.

When the 'Link to credits page' is chosen, the links will open the 'Credits' page, where the list of references are displayed.

Global References

Global references are those that you want to display as general references for your service. They will be displayed in the Credits section.

In our example, we include a link to the Spex-Prisma web site.

The 'Credits' section will include the global references, those coming from the database and also the aknowledgments that you configure, if any, in the web admin section.

Explore Database for reference fields

In the typical case you have one or several columns in your database with labels for references to external sources.

You should specify here:

  • What column/s contain reference labels.
  • In the case that a column can contain several references with a repeated text separating them (for instance "A,B" or "Smith 2012; Johnson 2013; McDonalds et al 1987", etc) please specify which is the text separating labels.
  • A title that describes the type of reference (if you have references in different columns it is likely that you also want to display them under a different list).

Once that you have saved this information you have the option to click in the "Explore" button below. SVOCat will scan your database for all the different reference labels to offer the list in the form below.

References corresponding to database values

Here you have to specify, for each different reference label:

  • The database field where it can be found.
  • The label in the database.
  • How you want to display that label. For instance, we decide that the label "A" should be displayed as "(Cousins)".
  • The link that corresponds to this reference.
  • Some texts to include before and/or after the link.

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