The following is a catalog of all parameters (arguments supplied in the HTTP query string) supported by DLXS middleware. These parameters apply to all middleware developed for DLXS collections/classes, as well as existing non-DLXS middleware when it undergoes significant rework to bring it into the DLXS framework. The goals for this are:
All keywords used for CGI parameters and region names should adhere to the following naming principles:
Most searches make use of one of the three basic search types: simple, boolean, and proximity. They also use "Region" names derived from the XML or SGML and are reflected in the DLXS TerminologyMapper map file where they are mapped to XPAT region names. The automatic generation of XPAT queries from these mapped parameters is implemented using the DLXS QueryFactory module.
The existing list of region names will be expanded as DLXS continues to develop a class-based architecture. Typically, DLXS Collection Managers review existing region naming across similar classes before defining new region names.
An unimplemented proposal to make statistics gathering more precise proposes the "nostats" CGI parameter to screen out search results from a usage statistics gathering process. For example, where the search would otherwise produce multiple "hits" when viewing different parts of a result.
|Description||CGI Parameter: type=||CGI Optional Parameter: subtype=||Region Names|
|simple||simple||lookup | browse | headword | orths | bookbag||n/a|
|boolean||boolean||frequency||author | title | citation | speech|
|List of items to search (Image Services)||ilist||n/a||n/a|
Note that the following parameters were derived from existing non-DLXS browse categories and that currently none are implemented in DLXS middleware. As these browse categories are implemented in DLXS middleware their descriptions will be expanded in more detail.
Note that the following parameters were derived from non-DLXS view categories and that, consequently, many are not yet implemented in DLXS middleware.
|Description||CGI Parameter: view=||Optional CGI Parameter: subview=|
|t.o.c. - fullheader||header||n/a|
|text - SGML||sgml||n/a|
|entry||entry||detail | getsid|
|Digital image (gif, jpeg, etc.)||image||n/a|
|Digital image (pdf)||n/a|
|results with thumbnail||thumb||n/a|
|target (e.g. footnote)||trgt||n/a|
|results list||reslist||short | detail|
|comparison (formerly a search type)||compare||n/a|
|slide-show results (images)||slide||n/a|
|Findaid: outline view with keyword in context results or with a focused region (focusrgn=)||outline||kwic, NONE|
Any additions or changes to collection parameters must be reviewed by the Architecture group.
|Collection identifier (repeatable)||c=<identifier>|
|Single Collection identifer to retrieve detail||cc=<identifier>|
|Boolean flag to indicate a cross-collecton search||xc=1|
|Group (of collections) identifier (repeatable)||g=<identifier>|
Any additions or changes to page parameters must be reviewed by the Architecture group.
|Description||CGI Parameter: page=|
|Generate simple search page||simple|
|Generate boolean search page||boolean|
|Generate proximity search page||proximity|
|Generate random search page||random|
|Generate idlist search page||idlist|
|Generate wordwheel "start" page||wwstart|
|Generate wordwheel "full" results page||wwfull|
|Display current session search history||history|
|Display current session bookbag||bbaglist|
|Display bookbag email entry form||bbagemail|
Any additions or changes to miscellaneous parameters must be reviewed by the Architecture group.
|Specify arbitrary coll-specific template||tpl|
|Specify session identifier||sid|