Permalink 03:30:45 pm, by sarneil, 104 words, 312 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 360

French website files received

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.


Permalink 01:38:15 pm, by sarneil, 51 words, 259 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Mystery Quests translated and proofed

Got the MysteryQuest files back from NE. Only errors I had to correct were the teacher's notes pdf files each had an extraneous .pdf on the end of the file name (e.g. filename.pdf.pdf). The links in the documents were correct. Did some brief testing and everything seems OK.
Permalink 01:36:50 pm, by sarneil, 92 words, 244 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 300

support styled text in a couple fo fields

Modified a number of files to support inline elements in a few elements: transform.xsl - added documentStyledTitle variable and 2 calls to it - modified imageInArchive and halfSizeImageInArchive to require caption and to support inline styles in caption generateAboutThisDocument.xsl - modified Notes generating code to handle inline styling in notes schema schema.rng - modified rules for title, notes, imageInArchive and halfSizeImageInArchive to support caption element and inline elements appropriately contextHomeland_en.xml test file for imageInArchive element SchwatkaLondonNews_en.xml test file for fiddling with title, notes and halfSizeImageInArchive elements


Permalink 01:53:13 pm, by sarneil, 116 words, 276 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Add timeline to Contexts section

Got a timeline MSWord document from LD to incorporate as page on site. Added a timeline page to the Contexts section (at end of list) and populated it with the content from the MSWord file.
Modified the generateNav.xsl file to add the new navigation item. Had to add a nextSection element with contextTimeline as value to the contextCharacters file. The contextTimeline has no nextSection element, as it's the last page in the section.

If the braintrust decides to have a copy of this file in each of a number of other sections of the site, I'll have to create 3 or 4 new pages and make similar modifications to the generateNav.xsl and XXXXXCharacters_en.xml file.

Permalink 01:49:16 pm, by sarneil, 53 words, 277 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

split filesToProcess folder into French and English folders

Decided to keep the French XML files in a separate folder than the English ones (to simplify tracking and managing of files for me, mostly). Renamed filesToProcess to filesToProcess_en and copied it to create filesToProcess_fr. Then had to change a number of instances in paths in the transformation files. Rebuilt site.


Permalink 10:29:12 am, by sarneil, 67 words, 266 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 90

added News primary navigation item

At request of MF, added a News item to the primary navigation bar and a News section containing one page to the site structure. It is to contain ongoing updates from work on the discovery of the Erebus. Currently I've rebuilt only the home intro page and the news page itself. If they agree to the implementation, then I'll rebuild the entire site with that navigation item.
Permalink 08:45:03 am, by sarneil, 63 words, 249 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 90

added french placeholders in xslt files

As a first effort, added a choose condition around each output string in the navigation and more info xslt files to support French as well as English output pages. Works. Will investigate using a system of language files with key-value look-ups and a function that passes the language desired and the key and returns the value as a more elegant and extensible solution.


Permalink 01:34:04 pm, by sarneil, 93 words, 163 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 240

rebuilt Franklin site

Incorporated files with typos corrected from Judy; stripped out all instances of placeholder texts in french translator and french proofer elements in English documents; checked all french files to ensure value of translation_language element is French (16 had to be corrected). Rebuilt entire site, now includes a number of French documents.

Will have to modify the XSLT so that the navigational elements for French are in French, not English.

Also wrote to translators to make sure that everything is in order for them regarding Mystery Quest files and waiting for website page files.


Permalink 04:21:19 pm, by sarneil, 46 words, 125 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Franklin archive list of english typos

Got a document from François with a list of typos in the English archives for the Franklin site that she discovered in translating them. Gave them to Judy and set her up with a copy of the xml files so she can implement the corrections.
Permalink 04:19:36 pm, by sarneil, 35 words, 119 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

correct nav bar in 200 files in Redpath site

About 200 files in the french archives of the Redpath site had the English navigation bar. Did a series of global search and replaces with regular expressions to correct them all (as best I can tell).

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Canadian Mysteries

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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