Suda Online entry URLs and index

January 23rd, 2009 by Gabriel Bodard

Excellent news of upgrades to the SOL site in a recent report from Rapael Finkel:

At the request suggestion one of our translators, Nick Nicholas, I have added a link to the SOL front page called “Entire list of entries”. If you go there, you will find a list of the entire Suda entries, whether translated or not. Each is a link that gets you to the current translation; if there is none (as with phi,849 for instance), you get to the source text.

There are two things to note. First, the links are in the form http://www.stoa.org/sol-entries/alpha/3, which is new. I have introduced a URL-rewrite rule in the web server that converts this sort of URL to the less memorable

http://www.stoa.org/sol-bin/search.pl?db=REAL&field=adlerhw_gr&searchstr=alpha,6

You can use this new form of URL if you wish to embed pointers to the SOL in other web pages.

Second, the real purpose of this list of entries is so that web crawlers like Google will find it and index the contents of the entire SOL. Within a short time, we should be able to use a search engine with a search like “aaron biography omicron kurion” and find this same entry. We’ll see if that works.

One Response to “Suda Online entry URLs and index”

  1. L.A.COSTACHE Says:

    I know this is not the right place BUT I’m trying to signal a malfunction which might help you. Please forward if you can:

    My NAVIGATION SEQUENCE:

    http://www.stoa.org/lane/
    http://www.stoa.org/hopper/text.jsp?doc=Stoa:text:2001.01.0021
    http://www.stoa.org/hopper/search.jsp?doc=Stoa:text:2001.01.0021:section=1
    http://www.stoa.org/hopper/searchresults.jsp?q=colloquia&target=la&expand=yes

    At this point I got your page “An Error Occurred”

    Your link “you can help us out by emailing us ” did NOT work.

    I tried both “Search for all inflected forms” and “Search for exact forms only”

    In your top right SEARCH window the word “Agamemnon” appeared. When I clicked the

    “SEARCH” button I obtained results from

    http://www.stoa.org/hopper/searchresults.jsp?q=Agamemnon

    I went to “home” http://www.stoa.org/
    Your “Contact” “Email Stoa Admin” link did not respond

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