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[EP-tech] Re: Autocompletion, external source: ROMEO
On 01/12/2015 01:14 ??, George Mamalakis wrote:
> On 01/12/2015 09:59 ??, Ian Stuart wrote:
>> On 30/11/15 15:52, George Mamalakis wrote:
>>> Hi everybody,
>>> I'm almost done with my installation/configuration. These are my last
>>> questions, and once I'm through with them I'll finally air my EPrints
>>> installation!! :):)
>>> My library staff asked me to use the ROMEO url lookup (by looking up its
>>> database). So, I tried to follow the specific wiki section of the
>>> autocompletion guide
>>> (http://wiki.eprints.org/w/Autocompletion#external_source), aaaaand...of
>>> course I didn't manage it :(.
>>> I edited my field to call the new lookup function and added the new
>>> lookup function in my config. I don't seem to be getting any errors in
>>> my apache log files, and I can see with tcpdump that whenever the
>>> autocomplete ajax request is triggered, traffic from my machine to port
>>> 80 of www.nottingham.ac.uk is generated (which probably implies that my
>>> queries are sent there via some service). Nonetheless, I don't seem to
>>> see any feedback in my field.
>>> More specifically, my cfg/workflows/eprint/default.xml is as follows:
>>> <component type="Field::Multi"><field ref="ml_title" required="yes"
>>> since I'm using a multilingual setup (so I'm using the ml_title field
>>> instead of the title field), and my
>>> ~eprints/cgi/users/lookup/get_journals is exactly the one shown in the
>>> wiki page.
>> I recognise my writing style :)
>> Is cgi/get_journals returning any data?
>> Try knocking up a quick script which basically does "perl get_journals"
>> - but includes all the stuff you need to get the library path for
>> EPrints, and provides the current repository.
>> The get_journals script as on the page should be dumping html fragments
>> into your apache error_log (the ' warn "\n\n$html\n\n";' line in
>> 'process_journal' - if you're seeing nothing, then the LWP::UserAgent
>> call isn't getting any data - add some debugging statements into the
>> code to check the value of $query, and of $content (in 'get_journals')
> OK Ian, I'll look into it and will come with my findings!
I think that the problem was related to me having misunderstood what to
expect :). I thought that ROMEO was looking for a publication's title
(title field), not Journal's title (publication field), so I was not
getting any results when I used some known publication titles. Once I
saw the query sent in the specific code:
my $query =
I realised my mistake. So, I tried the query myself with some known
journal titles, and found out it didn't work either. So, for example
in my browser returned notFound, whereas it shouldn't. Surfing through
sherpa.ac.uk site, I read that they are now using a different api
(http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/api.html), from where I copied the new
url in the proper place, and now it seems to work. The change is this:
my $query =
OK, so the fun part is that I accidentally found a bug and its
Sadly, I'm not super-convinced that it works very well (the results are
OK, but maybe the return-value syntax has changed or something), because
when playing with it I see that once I start typing a query using the
form (let's say "computers") the form returns some suggestions. Once I
delete it and type something else (eg. applied) then the new suggestions
contain some suggestions from the previous query -especially if the
mouse pointer is on top of the list that appears-, and generally results
start becoming a bit messy. Hence, I am not sure we should change the
Wiki yet, because maybe the script still needs some changes.
Thanks again for the help!!
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