changed 22 instances of "csmgenr2.uvic.ca" to "gen1p.mysql.uvic.ca" as the old mysql server is being decommissioned.
Some old instances Seems to be working. If there are problems, they will occur trying to create or authenticate a teacher id and password.
I styled the Google Search bar and results page for the for the Franklin site.
It can be seen here:
Styling was done using a combination of the Google provided console for "look and feel" and many forced styling changes with "!important" rule to override Google's property values. This was done through the sites own style sheet: FranklinLayout.css.
While waiting for the site's owners to approve or not approve the engine we have to figure out a method of providing a French language results and search bar. This involves making a second search engine with French as its default language and then serving it only to pages with "_fr" in their file names.
LD asked about print output of all the Franklin pages in one big (PDF) file.
To do a real job of this, I guess I could write some kind of translation using Apache FOP, but I can't justify the time and effort.
Did some experimenting with a @media print block of selectors for outputting plain black text on white background for printing. Added the selectors to the FranklinLayoutDev.css file. By and large it works, but images for some reason cause page breaks to appear unexpectedly in the PDF (for example Voyage/introduction). If I remove the "@media print" selector, then the rules apply to the screen output as well, and the images don't force a page break, but all the other behaviour works as it does for the PDF output. In principle, with a few more hours work I could probably get pretty clean output one web-page at a time, and then someone would have to generate a PDF of each page and then and assemble them into one big PDF.
Tweaked a number of files (including the main transform file) to support French as well as English versions of graphics.
Created versions of various pages in CanMys main site to include navigation to Franklin site - compiled list of image files I need from Pat, sent it to Merna.
Got french translation of MysteryQuest files again and compared to those received in February - no changes. Uploaded all those to the dev Mysteryquest site (http://www.mysteryquests.ca:8080).
Modified following files in dev instance of umbrella site:
Received 76 files from FMcN:
66 web pages
archiveSection pages: 12 files
aboutTypeOfSource pages in archive: 11 files
contextSection pages: 13 files
homeSection pages: 4 files (homeCite not included as it is duplicate of existing file)
interpretationSection pages: 7 files
newsSection pages: 1 file
rippleSection pages: 8 files
searchSection pages: 6 files
voyageSection pages: 4 files
9 original source archive files added since others were translated
1 errata on English files discovered during translation
I have incorporate all but the errata file into the copy of the site on my Dev machine - all validated (or failed for known reasons, such as embedded code on the map pages). I have not yet tried to rebuild the site.
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The Canadian Mysteries site consists of a production site containing 12 mysteries, a containing shell and 30 mysteryquests; and a database-driven development site. HCMC took over tech support in summer 08. This blog documents work done on the site from Sept 08. Earlier work is documented in the depts blog in posts prepended with CanMys
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