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SUGGESTIONS FOR ENHANCING FTM 2012 WEB LINKS

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Re: SUGGESTIONS FOR ENHANCING FTM 2012 WEB LINKS

Posted: 5 Dec 2012 8:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Marco Said: "Now you've mentioned repositories, but that's not a complete answer either. First, not all of FTM's templates use repositories. Second, a link to a repository is probably insufficient to help someone locate a particular record. In other words, a URL should, whenever appropriate, be included with a repository, source, citation, and citation media. This is not redundant. A repository points to a domain like familysearch.org. A source points to a particular record collection like a parish register, e.g., new.familysearh.org/parishregisterX. The citation will have a link to the particular record (or page) of that register, e.g., new.familysearch.org/parishregisterX/page52. All three of these will be different URLs. Only the citation and citation media will contain the same URL, but that is necessary for each to stand alone."

I agree with everything except the last point. The source_citation and source_citation.media probably will not point to the same place if the media is a picture representation of web page where you found the information at the time you collected the citation that you captured and saved to your hard drive. This way you can show users and yourself what you found years down the road when the site moves the data or the site goes away.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Marco Scavo 6 Dec 2012 2:26AM GMT 
Marco Scavo 6 Dec 2012 2:48AM GMT 
kj_norway 6 Dec 2012 3:16AM GMT 
kj_norway 6 Dec 2012 3:18AM GMT 
kj_norway 6 Dec 2012 3:39AM GMT 
Marco Scavo 6 Dec 2012 3:17PM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 6 Dec 2012 6:06PM GMT 
Marco Scavo 8 Dec 2012 12:34AM GMT 
Marco Scavo 8 Dec 2012 1:17AM GMT 
kj_norway 8 Dec 2012 5:28AM GMT 
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