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  2. ISLANDORA-1801

Google leads users to OCR datastream, and users are left stranded



      Labeling this a 'task' since I don't know what else to label it.

      Google (and possibly other search engines) indexes newspaper page OCR datastreams, presumably because of the "VIew: Text" link in the newspaper SP's page controls. When a user clicks through from the Google search results, they get to the OCR datastream's content, like http://newspapers.lib.sfu.ca/islandora/object/jwb%3A41722/datastream/OCR/view. Problem is, there is no link from the OCR to the newspaper page's object page. Naive users, by which I mean any user who does not know how to decode Islandora datastream view URLs, are left stranded.

      We've had two separate users complain about this. Not sure what to do. If there was a way to add a link to the OCR data on view that would take the user to the full object page, the link wouldn't work anyway since the HTTP Content-Type is text/plain, and browsers don't render markup in content with that content type header.




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              markj Mark Jordan
              markj Mark Jordan
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