Remind users to Log Out

Just a quick addition to the toolbar2.xsl file to remind a logged in user to log out:

Open up toolbar2.xsl and search for the following comment:

A couple of lines below that, insert the code shown in blue after the tag:



Don't forget to logout when you have finished!
 . . . .

some notes:

  1. this worked for me with the UK HIP 3.04 release
  2. back up your original toolbar2.xsl file before you make any changes!
  3. if you’ve got one, try it on your test HIP server first!

HIP Floor Maps JavaScript

HIP Floor Maps JavaScript
I’ve put together a much simpler version of the floor plan code that we use on our HIP. This version uses JavaScript and only requires a single HIP XSL file to be edited (items.xsl).
The full changes are shown in this copy of items.xsl taken from a fresh installation of HIP 3.04 (UK releases):

I’ve put together a much simpler version of the floor plan code that we use on our HIP. This version uses JavaScript and only requires a single HIP XSL file (items.xsl) to be edited.
The full changes are shown in this copy of the file taken from a fresh installation of HIP 3.04 (UK releases):

The added sections of JavaScript are shown in red (and green for the two commented-out debug lines that might be useful for testing).
The JavaScript “checkMaps” function has 3 examples – here they are along with an example of what they would match:

  1. showMap( ‘plan1.gif’, ‘Loan Collection Floor 3’ );

     
  2. showMap( ‘plan2.gif’, ‘Music Library’, ‘Score and Parts’ );

     
  3. showMap( ‘plan3.gif’, ‘Audiovisual Collection Floor 5[^|]+Available’ );

You’ll need to copy and paste the red JavaScript sections into your existing items.xsl file – don’t replace your entire file with mine because I’ve edited out large sections of the Dynix code to make it easier to read!!!
Don’t forget to:

  1. back up your existing “items.xsl” file first in case it all goes wrong
  2. try the script on a test HIP server first

As shown, the code will be expecting to display floor plan images stored in a sub-directory called “maps” in your “hipres.war” folder:

…however, you can easily tweak the code to get the images from another server.
The JavaScript uses regular expressions (regexs) to do the matching – if you are familiar with these then you can easily do matches that take into account call/class numbers, availability, etc to display even more specific floor plans.
If you need help building a certain regex, then I’ll try and help out. Otherwise, most Perl and Unix people are familiar with building regexs.
If you have any suggestions, comments, questions, corrections, improvements, etc then please feel free to contact me (email@daveyp.com).