[Xerte] Re: Change LO with URL parameters

Fay Cross Fay.Cross at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri May 6 09:00:06 BST 2016

Hmm, thanks John - I might undo deprecating pageIDs then as using them in URLs does seem useful after all.

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From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Smith, John
Sent: 04 May 2016 11:48
To: Xerte discussion list <xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk>
Subject: [Xerte] Re: Change LO with URL parameters

Hi Fay,

For deeplinking to specific pages the url will accept all below:

#page=            added manually to enable LO to enter at a specific page
#resume=         added by Xerte and updated on each page change if 'Enable Resuming' option is ticked. Allows user to bookmark and return to where they left off.

pageID and linkID are the ids generated by the system and entered manually, can't remember which is which and one of them might be the one you deprecated recently.


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From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Fay Cross [Fay.Cross at nottingham.ac.uk]
Sent: 04 May 2016 10:47
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Subject: [Xerte] Re: Change LO with URL parameters

I forgot about probably the most useful one of these...

To link to a particular page in a project use this format:

From: Cross Fay
Sent: 27 April 2016 16:59
To: Xerte Mailing List <xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk>
Subject: Change LO with URL parameters

Someone asked at the developer day (Inge?) about the different parameters that can be added to Xerte URLs to change how the LO displays. Here's a list of the current ones:

Change display mode set in editor:
or specify the dimensions in pixels (width,height) e.g. display=600,600 For example: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_8203?display=600,600

Hide the header/footer bars:
For example: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_8203?hide=top

Change the interface used (not particularly useful now but was useful in past for testing how an old project would look if changed to HTML interface) engine=flash,html For example: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_8203&engine=flash

Use more than one parameter at a time by using this format:


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