The View Structured Text Action Group
Provides a basic set of functions for viewing a transcription of a text that is marked up using XML, not necessarily in TEI. There is an assumption that the markup includes at least rudimentary structural definition. These functions provide a means to: obtain a summary view of the logical units of content contained within a text (a table of contents), obtain a view of any descriptive or explanatory information contained in the document header of the text, and obtain a view of any individual logical unit of content contained within a text.
Response Type: text/html
Returns a logical table of contents for a text as valid X/HTML. The table of contents contains actionable URLs for each unit of content of a text. These URLs are fully formed calls to viewChunk (see below).This logical table of contents is essentially the entry point to a text as it lists all accessible units of content (chunks) and embeds the appropriate actionable URL call to viewChunk to retrieve a particular unit of content.
A suggested structure of the x/HTML is as follows:
Some notes about the structure:
- The X/HTML must be valid
- There must be an X/HTML document header
- There must be a <head><title>
- The <body> markup can vary, but all hrefs should contain a fully formed URL call to getChunk
Returns the header information for a text as valid X/HTML; it is assumed that this header will provide information about the text as a whole.
Returns a logical chunk of a text, such as a chapter, as valid X/HTML. This assumes that a request parameter (chunkID) is passed. For example, the actionable URL for a viewChunk call might look as follows: http://repository01.lib.tufts.edu:8080/fedora/get/tufts:UA069.005.DO.00001/bdef:TuftsTextAssetDef/viewChunk?chunkID=num00001. A complete list of valid request parameters for a given text is available via the viewTOC action.