[Web4lib] Various site issues

Broun, Kevin (NIH/NCI) [E] brounk at mail.nih.gov
Wed Jul 26 16:57:48 EDT 2006

Actually, correcting myself -- the url's with & instead of & work
fine with ContentDM when rendered as links in a browser and then
clicked-through.  They just don't work if you type or paste the &
version directly into the address bar...

-----Original Message-----
From: Broun, Kevin (NIH/NCI) [E] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 4:47 PM
To: Web4Lib
Subject: RE: [Web4lib] Various site issues

That flash item doesn't seem to have any interactivity (at least for me)
and so could easily be replaced by an animated GIF, with fewer
accessibility issues (assuming alt text is in place).

On the links with ampersands, they need to be rewritten slightly, e.g.:
instead of
to pass validation. But it does look like ContentDM has a nasty bug with
those URLs -- that should be taken up with the vendor, as they are not
handling valid URLs correctly...

Kevin Broun
Senior Web Developer
National Cancer Institute
kbroun at nih.gov

-----Original Message-----
From: Amy Ostrom [mailto:amostrom at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 4:28 PM
To: Tyson Tate
Cc: Web4Lib
Subject: Re: [Web4lib] Various site issues

Dear Tyson et al:

Thank you for taking a look!  Unfortunately the invalidities I am not
can be remedied.  We have a small Flash item (eep!) that has a
alternative for users without JavaScript which contains an unbelievable
amount of nasty code.  I am sure a healthier solution to writing that
media code exists though (I believe using an <object> element), I will
into it.

The other invalidities deal with hyperlinks into CONTENTdm that require
ampersands.  Does anyone know if it is possible to write a database
hyperlink that requires ampersands that does not render a Web page


In peace,

Amy M Ostrom
Web Interface Designer
amostrom at gmail.com
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