Bug #5616

See bug #5615 for EML

Added by Margaret O'Brien over 10 years ago. Updated about 10 years ago.

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For good Metacat public relations, it is essential that EML documents be well- and completely presented.

The EML default HTML-skins need to be examined and then enhanced to make sure that they reflect good EML practice, and that labels and layout are intuitive to non-developers.

I made this a blocking issue, because to not do so before release would tarnish the reputation of Metacat. Others might disagree.


#1 Updated by Margaret O'Brien over 10 years ago

Gastil and Margaret will examine current skins on

find critical missing parts or truncated content. They will use rich LTER EML documents for this.

They will list these items in this bug.

Design, presentation and usability issues will be addressed later.

#2 Updated by ben leinfelder over 10 years ago

Hi Ben,
The only skin change I'll die if you dont fix is

(1) the location of the data download link on the table-level metadata page.

Currently that link is at the very bottom left of the page.
We recommend it be moved to just below the physical description.

The reason this is so vital is that LTER and NSF have emphasized how all-important data accessiblity is, including accessibility in user interface design. Where the link is currently at the bottom of the page it is effectively hidden.

I hope this is merely a re-arrangement of the order in which an apply-template is done in the xsl.

#3 Updated by ben leinfelder over 10 years ago

Added data download link reordering to EML branch:
Not yet in Metacat build

#4 Updated by ben leinfelder about 10 years ago

reordering of download links has been included in Metacat release (building from RELEASE_EML_UTILS_1_0_3 eml stylesheet tag)

#5 Updated by Redmine Admin over 9 years ago

Original Bugzilla ID was 5616

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