Handling links print v. WE

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Wayne suggested I talk with you about handling links. I'm working on the OER Handbook project and we want to do a print version by September. I was wondering what you thought was the best way to display links on WE with eventual transfer to print in mind.

Sgurell (talk)06:25, 7 May 2008

Rob -- One possibility is to implement a footnote template.

In the main body of the text a superscript number is inserted which links to a footnote list at the bottom of the page containing the full url -- which will print as text.

I see this as an interim solution -- because I'm hoping that the pediapress folk will build a feature to handle the printing of full urls as footnotes in the case of links during the parsing process. However, I don't know when this will be implemented and the OER handbook team need a solution by 30 June.

This will entail a little extra work to insert the footnotes -- but I think it could work. Perhaps there's a smart hack using the print specific version of a template -- but am not sure whether we can transclude for print output.

Mackiwg (talk)08:15, 7 May 2008

Hi Sgurell,

You pose a very interesting question. I have been thinking about it for the past couple of days and to be honest need some more time so I can give you an answer. I plan to do some more research and get back to you by early next week. I hope that will not be too late.

Kruhly (talk)20:38, 8 May 2008

No, that will be just fine. Thank you for helping me think about this problem.

Sgurell (talk)09:13, 10 May 2008