In my last posts, here and here, I started to deal with the idea of academic citation to digital resources. I explained that Elliott's insistence that Pleiades was 'citation-ready' is nothing more than a server rewrite rule. Such a rewrite rule does nothing for digital citation for the following primary reason:
Monday, July 25, 2022
Friday, July 22, 2022
Where broken links come from: the case of Peripleo
In my last post I suggested that rewrite rules were intended to make it easier for a user to search for an item on a web site. The general concept looks like this:
"This site can’t be reached"
- Elliott  45.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
A URL is a 'universal resource locator': it refers to a web site, e.g. pleiades.stoa.org. A URI is a 'universal resource identifier': it refers to a specific item sheltered under the URL. So, in the pleiades scheme, 579885 is a URI that refers to Athens. And the link (URL + URI): pleiades.stoa.org/places/579885 is the pointer to 'Athens' in their database and which will be returned by Pleiades. This is a very friendly form and easy for the user to remember.
- Elliott  45-6.
- A guide to rewrite rules is here and a handy cheat sheet for regular expressions (RAs) is here.
Sunday, July 10, 2022
The ability to search is a large part of the Mycenaean Atlas. Our search has changed a great deal over the years and so it's time for a new and detailed description.
This lat/lon search is highly customizable by supplying additional arguments. These (in order!) are as follows:
- Zoom Level from 2 to 18 (default zoom level is 15)
- Frame size in decimal degrees from 0.01 to 0.30 (the default is 0.15 decimal degrees)
- A frame size of 0.01 is 1.11 km. wide.
- A frame size of 0.30 is 33.4 kilometers wide
- The default frame size of 0.15 decimal degrees is 16.7 kilometers wide.
You must always supply a lat/lon pair but you can also specify the zoom level, framesize, both, or neither.
- Just zoom: nn.nn , nn.nn , z[z]
- Just frame size: nn.nn, nn.nn , , 0.f[f] ----> notice that the comma for the zoom argument is still required.
- Both: nn.nn , nn.nn , z[z] , 0.f[f]
- Neither: nn.nn , nn.nn
nn.nn indicates latitude or longitude values; latitude comes first.
z[z] indicates a 1 or 2 digit zoom integer value from 2 through 18
0.f[f] indicates a frame size from 0.01 to 0.3. This includes such values as 0.08, 0.14, 0.25, etc.
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