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[EP-tech] Re: Autocompletion, external source: ROMEO

Hi George!

We have changed a workflow a bit and put Romeo lookup after metadata 
input and before actual uploading document. And it shows a bit more of 

You can take a look here:

And you can use API output to generate some <span style="background: 
$romeocolor"> inside <li> element for the autocomplete dropdown.. just a 
guess :)


On 12/01/2015 04:46 PM, George Mamalakis wrote:
> On 01/12/2015 05:23 ??, George Mamalakis wrote:
>> 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"
>>>>> input_lookup_url="{$config{rel_cgipath}}/users/lookup/get_journals"
>>>>> input_lookup_params="id={eprintid}&amp;dataset=eprint&amp;field=ml_title"/></component>
>>>>> since I'm using a multilingual setup (so I'm using the ml_title field
>>>>> instead of the title field), and my
>>>>> ~eprints/cgi/users/lookup/get_journals is exactly the one shown in the
>>>>> wiki page.
>>>> I recognise my writing style :)
>>>> Is cgi/get_journals returning any data?
>>>> Try knocking up a quick script which basically does "perl get_journals"
>>>> - but includes all the stuff you need to get the library path for
>>>> EPrints, and provides the current repository.
>>>> The get_journals script as on the page should be dumping html fragments
>>>> into your apache error_log (the ' warn "\n\n$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!
>>> Thanks!
>> Hi Ian,
>> 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 $query =
>> "http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeoapi.php?qtype=starts&jtitle=$journal";;
>> 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
>> running:
>> http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeoapi.php?qtype=starts&jtitle=computers
>> 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 $query =
>> "http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/api29.php?qtype=starts&jtitle=$journal";;
>> OK, so the fun part is that I accidentally found a bug and its
>> "solution" :):).
>> 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!!
>> George.
> Moreover, does anybody know how someone could achieve the autocompletion
> of journal title found here:
> http://www.eprints.org/software/training/users/depositing.php  ?
> (including the colours I mean).
> Thanks in advance,
> George.