[EP-tech] Re: Browse pages

Andrew Beeken anbeeken at lincoln.ac.uk
Wed Jun 11 11:18:46 BST 2014


Thanks all for the help on this. I think it’s started to get in there!
I’ve managed to make the changes I needed to the screen, but I’m still
struggling with the view. I get what needs to be done, however when I
change up the requisite view function in views.pl I get nothing.

For some reason the output of our creators is not in alphabetical order.
The function in views.pl is:

{
		id => "creators",
		allow_null => 0,
		hideempty => 1,
		menus => [
			{
				fields => [ "creators_browse_id" ],
				new_column_at => [1, 1],
				mode => "sections",
				open_first_section => 1,
				group_range_function => "EPrints::Update::Views::cluster_ranges_30",
				grouping_function => "EPrints::Update::Views::group_by_a_to_z",
			},
		],
		order => "-date/title",
		variations => [
			"type",
			"DEFAULT",
		],
        },


And you can see an output from that here:
http://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk/view/creators/index.M.html

I have looked here: http://wiki.eprints.org/w/Views.pl and implemented
some of the different parameters into the function, but the view does not
change. I’m restarting the server and setting “Regenerate views” in admin
(all done on a local copy which is a replica of the live copy)

I’m wondering if I’m missing something?



On 10/06/2014 12:41, "Jan Ploski" <jpl at plosquare.com> wrote:

>The "browse by" pages are called "views".
>
>The module EPrints::Update::Views, traditionally invoked by the
>generate_views script and in newer versions of EPrints also triggered by
>requesting a stale view page, generates a separate HTML file for each
>view and for the summaries (how this occurs and which views are
>generated is driven by specifications in cfg.d/views.pl of your archive).
>
>In general, EPrints creates the XHTML document structure in memory first
>(by calling "appendChild" for each node) and in a final step it converts
>the content of this structure into a string, which is written either
>straight to browser or to a file.
>
>Strings that appear in the GUI are not found directly in the source
>code, instead they reside in phrases XML files. So typically you search
>the phrases files first to locate a piece of GUI (watching out for line
>breaks etc.), and in the next step you search for the phrase id in the
>source. However, with views it may not be the best approach because they
>mostly consist of data from the database, with few fixed phrases on
>which to base your search.
>
>You should just put some print STDERR "debug\n"; statements (goes to
>Apache rror log) or alter EPrint::Update::Views code and then observe
>what effect this has on the output of bin/generate_views.pl
>
>"Manage deposits" is quite a different story, it's a "screen"
>(implemented in EPrints::Plugin::Screen::EPrint::Deposit), as are most
>pages you see while navigating through EPrints. However, the output is
>done pretty much the same way, XHTML document structure constructed by
>the screen module, then output centrally. Note that the module
>Repository.pm (formerly Session.pm) contains quite a few functions that
>add more complex content to the XHTML document (they are called
>render_xxx there).
>
>On 06/10/2014 11:50 AM, Andrew Beeken wrote:
>> Any thoughts? I find the method that EPrints uses to put pages together
>> rather impenetrable so any assistance would be great. I¹m now also
>>looking
>> at the Manage Deposits page and trying to make some adjustments to the
>> form there, however gripping for specific phrases from the form turns up
>> nothing.
>> 
>> On 06/06/2014 14:42, "Andrew Beeken" <anbeeken at lincoln.ac.uk> wrote:
>> 
>>> Afternoon!
>>>
>>> I¹m trying to understand how the ³Browse² pages are put together,
>>> specifically the ³Browse by creator² pages. I¹ve tracked down the
>>> functions that seem to pull the content from the database but I¹m not
>>> sure how this is then translated into a displayable page. Any pointers?
>>>
>>> Andrew
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