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From: Alice Campbell <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Source Element Groups
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 10:47:48 -0800
References: <3E38CF9A.email@example.com> <008801c2c849$d261fc80$2f3d6051@caroline>
This helps very much. But you are wrong about using this for only one
source. The reason I was trying to create the thing was that I have
many sources of this type. There are many online databases out there
which are are in essence reprints of older books. And unfortunately for
the TMG user who wants to fully document them, that requires a location
for the online publisher, a location for the print publisher, and a URL
for where to find in online. So, you see, I have a whole lot of them,
which is why I was trying to 'get this right' up front. I'm sort of
amazed other people haven't already hit this problem.
Thanks very much!
Caroline Gurney wrote:
>Alice Campbell wrote:
>>I'm sure someone somewhere has already done this, but I spent tonight
>>unsuccessfully trying to design a source type for an online database
>> which has a title (with location, publisher, and date) which is a copy
>>of a hard copy book with another title (with location, publisher, and
>>date) located at a specified URL. It's the URL that is getting me in
>>trouble. URL is in the same source element group as second location.
>>Has somebody already created such a source type? If so, can I have a
>>Or, how do I edit the source element groups or even add another one.
>The allocation of source elements to groups in TMG can be a limiting factor
>when you want to use two source elements which are in the same source
>You cannot move URL from the Second Location group but you could change its
>name to, say, URLOLD & then create a URL element in another group. However,
>I wouldn't bother, as you are very unlikely to have many source types which
>will need to use three locations.
>Instead, I would use Location and Publisher Location for the first 2
>elements in your source, leaving you free to use URL from the Second
>Location group. Publisher Location may not be a strictly accurate
>description of the information you are putting in there but I wouldn't get
>too hung up on names, particularly as you are only going to use this source
>type for this one source, I assume. If it does trouble you, however, you
>could create a new element in the Publisher Location group called something
>more meaningful to you.
>As to how to edit/create source elements, go to Terry Reigel's TMG Tips
>website. The page on "Creating a Custom Source Type"
>http://reigelridge.com/tmg/Sources%20-%20Creating.htm will give you the
>instructions you need.