Feature #1552

External reference systems for sources

Added by Becca Grose 2 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

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Currently, it isn't possible to add a link to an external referencing system on a source page. This would be super useful where some source texts have been digitised (e.g. the DMGH has many (old) editions of letter collections that we use) so that we could link users directly to the right place in the text.

Is there any reason why this isn't possible and would it be easy to add?

(It's possible to add every single reference separately as an independent URL/web page using the references tab but this seems far more unwieldy)



Updated by Alexander Watzinger 2 months ago

  • Target version set to 7.1.0
  • Status changed from New to Acknowledged
  • Category set to Backend
  • Subject changed from External referencing on entry source page (CONNEC) to External reference systems for sources

Thank you for reporting, I understand it might be useful to link sources to external reference systems but we have to look into it. Hopefully it is straight forward to implement and to keep the user interface understandable which can get quite tricky with adding new cross relations as you may have noticed with the "source-artifact-move" issue.
Anyway, I put it on the roadmap for now and thanks again for reporting.


Updated by Alexander Watzinger 2 months ago

  • Tracker changed from Question to Feature

Updated by Alexander Watzinger about 2 months ago

  • Target version changed from 7.1.0 to 6.4.0
  • Assignee set to Alexander Watzinger
  • Status changed from Acknowledged to Closed

I managed to include this for the next release which will happen in this week.
Thank you for this suggestion, it enriches the possibilities to connect to external reference systems even more.

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