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IMS™ Administrator's Guide


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IMS Basics

What Is IMS?

IMS (or Interface Management System) is an MWeb subsystem that makes it possible for you to customize messages and certain other features of the MWeb interface. When you make a change, it takes place immediately.

Different versions of MWeb have different IMS capabilities, so some of this document may not apply to your site.

Getting Started with IMS

MWeb Enterprise

  1. Begin by going to the following URL:
  2.     http://www.example.org/mwebcgi/ims.exe
    

    Replace www.example.org with your site's domain.

    If your site is on Verio, use the URL "http://www.example.org/cgi-bin/mwebcgi/ims.exe" instead.

  3. You will be asked to logon. Use your MWeb administrator user ID and password. In most cases, you can leave the "Project Code" as the default "MWEB", but here are some exceptions:
    • LACMA Luce site: "MWEBLUCE"
    • LACMA Test site: "MWEBTEST"
    • Pacific Asia Museum: "PAC175.MWEB"
  4. After logging on you are taken to a list of the MWeb screens; when you click on a screen name (such as "Keyword Search") you are taken to a table of frequently modified messages (we use that term to include text buttons as well). If you need to customize a message not shown in this table, please contact Selago Design.
  5. See below for instructions on how to modify Messages.

MWeb Universal

  1. From MWeb, logon using your administrator ID and password; you will see the Administrator Control Center.
  2. Click on Messages or Layouts, depending on what you want to modify.
  3. If you clicked Layouts, select from the additional choices that will appear.

PastPerfect-Online

  1. Begin by going to the following URL (where xxx stands for the brief name of your museum and yyy is your PastPerfect client number):
  2.     http://xxx.PastPerfect-Online.com/yyycgi/ims.exe
    
  3. You will be asked to logon with your Administrator ID and password (PastPerfect will give you this information when your MWeb site is installed). Use your 5-digit PastPerfect client number for the "Project Code".
  4. After logging on you are taken to a list of the kinds of elements you can modify: Options, Messages, Layout, and Styles. Each of these is described below.

Ending an IMS Session

When you are finished using IMS, close all browser windows for security. This prevents anyone else from accessing the IMS.

WARNING: Since your logon permissions are stored in a cookie, be sure to log off, or close all browser windows, before you leave your computer. Otherwise someone else could use your computer to edit data.


Working with Messages

Changing Messages

Messages are grouped by the MWeb display they appear in. There is also a group called "ALL PAGES" containing messages that appear in all MWeb displays. Click on the name of the display to see its messages.

Each message has a unique name. To customize a message, click its name in the table. The message opens for editing. Click Save when editing is complete, or Cancel to discard your changes. After you save, the message table is refreshed to show your changes.

The IMS files at your site contain only the messages that have been customized for your site. These are the messages you see when you run IMS. However, if you wish to customize a message that you do not see in the list, you may add it to your site's IMS.

Entering message text

Most text is entered normally, but there are some exceptions, because text in the entry area does not always look like text as displayed in MWeb. We recommend that after you save changes to a message, look at it immediately in MWeb to ensure it is as you wish.

HTML format codes, such as <b>, <i>, <center>, <p>, <br>, &nbsp;, font codes, etc., may be used to format the message. (However, MWeb applies additional formatting to messages based on your layout and style preferences, so you may not have complete flexibility.)

Using HTML tags in message

Messages may contain HTML tags if you wish. You might want to use HTML tags to italicize or bold certain words, to separate text into paragraphs, etc.

Variables

Some messages can be made more useful if they can use information from the system or the user's search. Thus IMS allows you to use Variables in certain messages; when the message is displayed, MWeb replaces the Variable with real-time information. For example, if you wish to add a graphic, you would do so by adding the HTML code

     <img src=/GRAPHICSLOCATION/graphic.jpg>

MWeb replaces the Variable GRAPHICSLOCATION with the path to the graphic.

Not all messages have all Variables; see the List of All Messages. For quick references, here is the complete list of the Variables and their substitutions:

Variable Meaning
CGILOCATION IIS path to the MWeb program
GRAPHICSLOCATION IIS path to your graphics
HITCOUNT Number of hits returned by a search
KEYWORDS The search term the user entered
ONVIEW " (artworks on display only)"
PAGELOCATION IIS path to your non-MWeb HTML pages
SEARCHTYPE "records with images" or "all records"
SOURCE "-- in these sources: [list]
SUBSET List of Subsets the user requested in the search

Entering special characters (Unicodes)

To enter a Unicode in IMS, use the decimal Unicode value, preceeded by &# and followed by a semicolon, like this:

     &#253;

or the hexadecimal Unicode value, preceeded by &#x and followed by a semicolon, like this:

     &#xFD;

To find the Unicode values in Windows, click Start/ Programs/ Accessories/ System Tools/ Character Map. Then change the Font box at the top to the font the IMS message will be shown in (usually Verdana), and change the Character set box to Unicode. Find the character you want and click on it once. The hexadecimal value is shown in the lower left corner of the Character Map window; for example, U+1EF4: Latin Capital Letter Y With Dot Below means the hexadecimal value is 1EF4, so you would insert

     &#x1EF4;

into the IMS message text.

Not all Unicodes exist in all computer fonts. If you do not see the Unicode character you want in the Character Map, or if it does not appear as expected in MWeb, please ask for help.

Adding Messages

If you want to change the text of a message that you do not see in IMS, you may add if it is in the list below. Adding a message means that the default message shown in MWeb will be overridden by the text you prefer.

To add a message:

  1. Find the name of the message you want in the list on this page.
  2. It's easier to open a new browser window for IMS. Then logon to IMS. The section list is displayed.
  3. Click the Add New Message button in either the section list or message list.
  4. Add the exact name of the message, the text you want, and any notes that will help you later.
  5. Click Save.

LACMA may also add messages to IMS that are referenced in the Browse Layout Tool. They need not be on the list of messages on this page; however, they are required to have the correct departmental prefix shown here.

Removing Messages

If you remove a message from your site's IMS, it means that the default message (if any) will be used in future.

To delete a message:

  1. Logon to IMS. The section list is displayed.
  2. Click the name of the section for the message.
  3. Click the Delete link to the right of the message.
  4. The message is shown for confirmation. Click Delete to delete it permanently.

List of All Messages

How to Use This List

Below is a list of all the messages and button text you can change in MWeb, using IMS. We are gradually adding to this list, but if there is a message you need to change that is not shown here, please ask us to add it.

Only a few buttons are currently settable. We plan to add all buttons to IMS over time, so if your site uses text buttons you can change what they display. If you have an immediate need to change the text of a button, please ask us to add it.

This list shows the messages and buttons changeable in the current release. If you have an older release, it may not have all those listed.

How To Read the Tables

Each section contains a table describing the messages for that section. Messages are shown in approximately the order they appear in the display.

Messages should be text only unless otherwise stated. Graphics where they are not expected may throw off the layout of your MWeb site.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
The name MWeb recognizes for the message. Use the exact capitalization and punctuation shown. The MWeb versions and/or clients that use this message. Codes are Ent (Enterprise), PPO (PastPerfect-Online), Uni (MWeb Universal), and Live (MWeb Live) Where the message appears and what you use it for What the message says if you do not add it to your site's IMS tables See note 1 See note 2 Any other useful information about the message

Note 1: Variables are words you can put into a message for MWeb to add variable information. For example, the message SR_HEADING usually looks something like this: "Search terms: KEYWORDS -- NUMBER records found". The words KEYWORDS and NUMBER are replaced by the user's search terms and the number of hits. If the message listing shows variables, you can use these words in your messages to have MWeb insert the appropriate information. Use the exact spelling and capitalization shown. If a "Variable" table cell is empty, the message has no variables.

Note 2: Notes about the styling applied to the message. If this cell is empty, it means either we have not completed the documentation or the styling is too complex to be described. For more on MWeb styles, see the MWeb Planning Guide

Messages Organized by Section

See MWeb Glossary for definitions of terms.

ALL PAGES

These are messages that appear on most or all MWeb displays.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
AP_WINDOWTITLEAllAppears in the browser's title barMWeb   
AP_PAGEBANNERAll except LACMAContents of the Toppane. Also appears as site branding on printouts.MWeb™NoneH1May contain text and graphics
DP_FOOTERAllFooter at the bottom of each display[The MWeb copyright statement]NoneShown in page footerMay contain text and graphics
AP_LASTELEMENTAllCode to be inserted just before </body>. This is required by Google Analytics.NoneNoneNoneUsually a Javascript script

ADVANCED2

Advanced Search form. (The "2" is left over from the prehistoric era.)

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
AS2_TITLEAllPage titleNone H1If this message does not exist, no page title will be shown
AS2_HEADINGAllInstructionsEnter search terms for one or more search categories. Search results will contain ALL terms entered. H2 
AS2_HINTAllHint for limiting search by date rangeTo limit the search by date, enter one or both values.   
AS2_FILTERHDGEntHeading for Filter FieldsNone H2Obsolete
AS2_SRCHEADINGEntHeading for Source Filter FieldLimit by Source df_emphasisObsolete
AS2_ALLSOURCESEntRadio button labelAll Sources  Obsolete
AS2_SELSOURCESEntRadio button labelSelect Sources  Obsolete
AS2_CTHEADINGEntHeading for images Filter FieldLimit by images df_emphasisObsolete
AS2_ALLRECORDSEntRadio button labelAll records  Obsolete
AS2_IMAGESONLYEntRadio button labelOnly records with images  Obsolete
AS2_ONLYONVIEWEntCheckbox labelOnly objects on view  Obsolete
AS2_HELPLINKAllVisible text to display hidden helpNone (suggested wording: "Show Help")NoneVariesIf you do not want the hidden help, do not use this message
AS2_HELPTEXTAllHidden help displays when clickedEnter one or more keywords or phrases in one or more boxes. Use double quotation marks around phrases.

Search terms in the Keywords box will be searched everywhere in the records; search terms in the other boxes will be searched for only in the fields that box is labeled for.

Search results from ALL boxes must be met for a record to be retrieved.

Within a box, all terms must be in a record for it to be found. Override this by typing OR between each two terms. Do not mix ANDs and ORs within a box.

You may enter both keywords and phrases:
     china "tea set"
Truncate keywords by adding an asterisk at the end:
     histor*
Truncated searches are much slower. Try to search without truncation if possible. Asterisks at the beginning of the word are not allowed.

Search terms are NOT case-sensitive.

Do not add diacriticals to search terms.

Common words are not searched except within phrases.

[Databases are listed here for MWeb Universal]
NoneVaries 

ASK USER

The dialog shown when the user's search retrieved more hits than your site's threshold setting.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
AU_TITLEAllPage titleNone H1If this message does not exist, no page title will be shown
S_AU1AllExplanationToo many hits H2 
S_AU2AllDetails when an exact count of hits is providedYour search 'KEYWORDS' returned HITCOUNT hits. Continue?KEYWORDS, HITCOUNT, SEARCHTYPE, SUBSET, SOURCE, ONVIEW  
S_AU3AllDetails when an approximate count of hits is providedYour search 'KEYWORDS' returned more than HITCOUNT hits. Continue?KEYWORDS, HITCOUNT, SEARCHTYPE, SUBSET, SOURCE, ONVIEW  
S_AU4AllButton textYes   
S_AU5AllButton textNo   

BROWSE

BROWSE messages apply to LACMA only.

The only messages currently used in MWeb are the credit lines for each department's icon.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
BAF_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for African Art iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BAM_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for American Art iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BAA_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Ancient Americas iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BAG_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Ancient Greek and Roman iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BAN_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Ancient Near Eastern Art iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BAR_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Archives iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BBK_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Books iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BCH_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Chinese Art iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BCO_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Contemporary Art iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BCT_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for C&T iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BDA_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for DecArts iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BEG_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Egyptian Art iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BEP_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for European Painting iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BES_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for European Sculpture iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BIS_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Islamic Art iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BJA_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Japanese Art iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BKO_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Korean Art iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BLA_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Latin American Art iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BMO_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Modern Art iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BPA_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Art of the Pacific iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BPH_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Photography iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BPD_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for P&D iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BRA_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Recent Acquisitions iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BRC_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Rifkind iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BRO_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Roth iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BSS_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for SSEA iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 
BST_CREDLACMA onlyCredit for Storeroom Treasures iconNoneNoneShown in page footer 

CLICKSEARCH

Messages for Click-&-Search displays.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
CS_TITLEEnt, PPOPage titleNone H1If this message does not exist, no page title will be shown
CS_HEADINGEnt, PPOInstructionsNoneNoneH2 

EMAILFORM

Messages for Email This Page form

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
EF_TITLEPPOPage titleEmail This Page H1If this message does not exist, no page title will be shown
EF_HEADINGPPOInstructionsUse this form to send a link to a friendNoneH2 

FAVORITES

Messages used in Favorites.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
FV_CHOOSEEnt My lists H1If you use a graphic, it should be 200 pixels wide at most, to fit in the sidebar
FV_CHOOSEHELPEnt Click to view and to select the list to save to.   
FV_SHOWALLEntThe entry in the list of Favorites to show the contents of all sets of FavoritesShow All ListsNoneDefault link styling 
FV_SHOWALLONEntThe entry in the list of Favorites when the user has chosen to show the contents of all sets of FavoritesShow All ListsNoneRed, bold 
FV_CREATEEnt New list H1If you use a graphic, it should be 200 pixels wide at most, to fit in the sidebar
FV_CREATEHELPEnt The new list will be the list saved to.   
FV_CHGPSWDEnt Change Your PasswordNoneDefault link styling 
FV_COL2HEADEntAppears at the top of the right pane where the contents of the Favorites are displayed.NoneNoneNoneYour message should include a block-level container such as div or p. You may use a graphic.
FV_ACTIONEntLabel before the dropdown list of actions the user can take for a listAction:NoneNone 
FV_ONEEntUser is saving from Full Record or Image Viewer and has selected a default listThis will add this record to your Favorites H1 
FV_MANYEntUser is saving from Search Results and has selected a default listThis will add all selected records to your Favorites H1 
FV_ONE_NOLISTEntUser is saving from Full Record or Image Viewer but has not selected a default listThis will add this record to your Favorites. You will be asked to choose a list to save to. H1 
FV_MANY_NOLISTEntUser is saving from Search Results but has not selected a default listThis will add all selected records to your Favorites. You will be asked to choose a list to save to. H1 
FV_ONE_NOLOGONEntUser is saving from Full Record or Image Viewer but has not logged onThis will add this record to your Favorites. You will be asked to logon next. H1 
FV_MANY_NOLOGONEntUser is saving from Search Results but has not logged onThis will add all selected records to your Favorites. You will be asked to logon next. H1 
FV_CONFIRMEntMessage confirming savingSaved to list TITLETITLEH1 

FEEDBACK

Messages for the user-feedback form, if your site uses it.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
FB_TITLEPPOPage titleFeedback FormNoneH1 
FB_HEADINGPPOPage headingPlease help us by providing feedback or informationNoneH2 
FB_INSTRUCTIONPPOInstructions to the userClick Send to email this information to the museum. Or call us at the number below. Thank you!NoneNone 
FB_INFOPPOInstructions for the box where the user enters information*Add your feedback hereNoneNoneWe suggest you precede the text with an asterisk to indicate that this field is required.
FB_WANTSEMAILPPOIf this message is used, the form contains a checkbox where the user can request to be on the email mailing list.NoneNoneNoneSuggested wording

Add me to the email newsletter. (Please make sure your email address is correct above.)
FB_WANTSMAILPPOIf this message is used, the form contains a checkbox where the user can request to be on the paper mailing list, as well as a box for entering mailing address.NoneNoneNoneSuggested wording

Add me to the mailing list. (Please enter your address below.)

FILTERS

Messages used in Filter Sidebars.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
FF_SEARCHHDGEnt, PPO, UniHeading at top of Filter Sidebar in Keyword Search, Advanced Search, and No HitsNoneNoneH2 
FF_RESULTSHDGEnt, PPO, UniHeading at top of Filter Sidebar in Search ResultsRefine this search (KEYWORDS)KEYWORDSH2 
FF_IMAGEFILTEREnt, PPO, UniHeading above radio buttonsRecords to searchNoneH3 
FF_ALLRECORDSEnt, PPO, UniLabel for "All records" radio buttonAll recordsNone  
FF_IMAGESONLYEnt, PPO, UniLabel for "Images only" radio buttonOnly records with imagesNone  
FF_SOURCEFILTEREnt, UniHeading above Source or Database checkboxesEnt: Collections to search
Uni: Databases to search
NoneH3 
FF_CONTENTFILTEREnt, PPO, UniHeading above Content Types checkboxesContent to searchNoneH3 
FF_ONVIEWFILTEREntHeading above on-view checkboxObjects on viewNoneH3 
FF_ONLYONVIEWEntLabel for checkboxOnly objects on viewNone  

FULL RECORD

Messages shown for Full Record displays. Where the message name shows "xxx" the number of the Content Type is required.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
FRxxx_TITLEAllPage titleNone H1If this message does not exist, no page title will be shown

HIERARCHY

Messages used when a hierarchy is being displayed.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
HS_TITLEEntPage titleNone H1If this message does not exist, no page title will be shown
HS_HEADINGEntInstructionsClick a topic to perform a searchNoneH2 

IMAGE ORDER

Messages for the Image Order form, if your site uses it

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
IO_TITLEPPOPage titleImage Order H1 
IO_HEADINGPPOPage headingFill in this form to order reproduction rights for IMAGEINFOIMAGEINFO (replaced by the path and filename of the image)

OBJECTID
H2Warning: If an image relates to multiple objects, the OBJECTID parameter might be replaced with the ID of a different object from the one the user was looking at.
IO_INSTRUCTIONPPOInstructions to the userFor permission to reproduce this image, please fill in this form and click Send, which will email it to the museum. The museum will contact you regarding fees and delivery schedule. Our contact information is below in case of problems or questions. (If you do not have Outlook Express installed, print this page and mail it to the museum.)   
IO_INFOPPOInstructions for the box where the user enters the purpose of the requestPurpose: Provide the following information about where this image will be used: Description, title of publication, author, publisher, date of publication, number of copies produced, distribution, languages, and location of image (inside or cover)   

IMAGE VIEWER

Image Viewer messages.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
IV_TITLEEntPage titleNone H1If this message does not exist, no page title will be shown
IV_RETURNEntButton textBack   
IV_SAVELAYOUTEntButton textSave Layout   
IV_SORTEREntButton textSlide Sorter   
IV_REMOVEALLEntButton textRemove All   
IV_HELPEntButton textHelp   
IV_HELPTEXTEntHelp text<h2>Image Viewer Help&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href='#' onclick=\"document.getElementById('ivhelpspan').style.display='none'\">Close</a></h2><ul><li>To add images to this Image Viewer, click any thumbnail (small image) in other displays.</li><li>Use the mouse to drag images around the Image Viewer.</li><li>Use the <b>Enlarge</b> and <b>Reduce</b> buttons to resize each image.</li><li>Use the <b>Remove</b> button to remove the image from the Image Viewer.</li><li>Click the <b>Save Layout</b> button to save images sizes and positions.</li><li>The <b>Slide Sorter</b> button will make each image small and "tile" them so there are no overlaps. You can then change their order by dragging them. If you wish to save the Slide Sorter layout, click the <b>Save Layout</b> button. Clicking that button or any other button will cause the Image Viewer to revert to its normal functionality.</li><li>Click the <b>Return</b>, <b>Back</b>, or <b>Exit</b> button to leave the Image Viewer.</li><li>Internet Explorer or FireFox: To have the viewing area as large as possible, press the F11 button. Press F11 again to restore the original appearance of the browser.</li><li>To return to this Image Viewer, click <b>Image Viewer</b> in the Main Menu of any display; you will see the images just as they were when you clicked <b>Save Layout</b>.</ul>   
IV_ENLARGEEntButton textEnlarge   
IV_REDUCEEntButton textReduce   
IV_REMOVEEntButton textRemove   
IV_SAVEEntButton textSave   

KEYWORD

Messages for the Keyword Search form.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
KS_TITLEAllPage titleNoneNoneH1If this message does not exist, no page title will be shown
KS_HEADINGAllInstructionEnter one or more keywords, then click SearchNoneH2 
KS_HINTAllHint to use when Timeline is availableDrag the red pointers to limit the search by dateNoneVariesDisplayed above the Timeline
KS_HINTNOTLAllHint to use when Timeline is not availableEnter start and/or end dates to limit the search by dateNoneVariesDisplayed above the boxes where date-range is entered
KS_SEARCHAllButton textSearchNoneVaries 
KS_CLEARAllButton textClearNoneVaries 
KS_NOTEEntInstructionNoneNoneVariesObsolete
KS_IMAGEFILTERAllHeading for the has-images filterRecords to searchNoneH3Obsolete
KS_ALLRECORDSAllLabel for the radio buttonAll recordsNoneVariesObsolete
KS_IMAGESONLYAllLabel for the radio buttonOnly records with imagesNoneVariesObsolete
KS_CONTENTFILTERAllHeading for the Content-Type filterContent to searchNoneH3Obsolete
KS_SOURCEFILTERAllHeading for the Source filterDatabases to searchNoneH3Obsolete
KS_HELPLINKAllVisible text to display hidden helpNone (suggested wording: "Show Help")NoneVariesIf you do not want the hidden help, do not use this message
KS_HELPTEXTAllHidden help displays when clickedEnter one or more keywords or phrases. Use double quotation marks around phrases.

ALL terms must be in a record for it to be found. Override this by typing OR between each two terms. Do not mix ANDs and ORs.

You may enter both keywords and phrases:
     china "tea set"
Truncate keywords by adding an asterisk at the end:
     histor*
Truncated searches are much slower. Try to search without truncation if possible. Asterisks at the beginning of the word are not allowed.

Search terms are NOT case-sensitive.

Do not add diacriticals to search terms.

Common words are not searched except within phrases.

[Databases are listed here for MWeb Universal]
NoneVaries 

LOGON FORM

Messages for all Logon forms.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
LO_TITLEAllPage title if site does not have Favorites featureLogon is required only for staff and administrator functions H1 
LO_FAVESTITLEEntPage title if site has Favorites featureLogon to create lists of favorites H1 
LO_HINTEntInstruction for logon formNone H2 
LO_ENTERNAMEAllTextbox labelEnter your user ID or email address   
LO_ENTERPASSAllTextbox labelEnter your password   
LO_SIGNUPEntPage title for registration formSign up here to save Favorites H1 
LO_ADDHINTEntInstruction for registration formNone H2 
LO_CHANGEAllPage title for change-password formNone H1 
LO_CHANGEHINTEntInstruction for change-password formNone H2 

MAIN MENU

Messages shown in the Menupane.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
MM_BANNEREnt, PPOAppears at the top of the Menupane in vertical layoutsNone  May contain text and graphics. MM_BANNER should not used except in horizontal layouts, use AP_PAGEBANNER instead
MM_HOMEPAGEEnt, PPOAction to be taken when the "Home" menu button is clickedNone  Should contain a URL to your organization's homepage
MM_FOOTEREnt, PPOAppears at the bottom of the Menupane in vertical layoutsNone  May contain text and graphics

NO HITS

Messages shown when the user's search retrieved no records.

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
NH_TITLEAllPage titleNone H1If this message does not exist, no page title will be shown
NH_HEADINGAllExplanationSorry, no records found for 'KEYWORDS'KEYWORDSH2 
NH_HINTAllWhat user should do nextNoneKEYWORDS, SEARCHTYPE, SUBSET, SOURCE, ONVIEW  

NO TERMS

Messages shown when the user's search terms were all too short or were stopwords (common words not used in searching).

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
NT_TITLEAllPage titleNone H1If this message does not exist, no page title will be shown
NT_HEADINGAllExplanationSorry, all search terms are too short or are stopwords H2 
NT_HINTAllWhat user should do nextNone   

SEARCH RESULTS

Messages shown in Search Results

Message name Versions Purpose Default text Variables Styling Notes
SR_TITLEAllPage titleNone H1If this message does not exist, no page title will be shown
SR_HEADINGAllExplanationSearch terms: KEYWORDS -- NUMBER records foundKEYWORDS, NUMBERH2The counts for each Content Type are appended to this message
SR_HEADING2LACMA, PacAsiaEither additional information after the page-count, or additional information that also appears below the search resultsNone   

TEMPLATES

Pointers to the template files - available in MWeb Enterprise only

MWeb Identifier Versions Purpose Notes
TP_AS Ent 12.1.1+ Advanced Search page, main template If this template identifier does not exist, MWeb with use the built-in Advanced Search display.
TP_KS Ent 12.1.1+ Keyword Search page, main template If this template identifier does not exist, MWeb with use the built-in Keyword Search display.
TP_SR Ent 12.1.1+ Search Results page, main template If this template identifier does not exist, MWeb with use the built-in Advanced Search display.
TP_SR_SUBSET_SECTION Ent 12.1.1+ Search Results page, subset section This controls the formmating of the subsections within the search results. If this template identifier does not exist and TP_SR does exist, no search results will be displayed.
TP_SR_LIST_ITEM Ent 12.1.1+ Search Results page, item display This controls the formmating of the items within the search results. If this template identifier does not exist and TP_SR does exist, no search results will be displayed.
TP_FR_XXX Ent 12.1.1+ Detail record page for the given content type (XXX) If this template identifier does not exist, MWeb with use the built-in Full Record display for the subset records.
TP_IV Ent 12.1.1+ Image Viewer page, main template If this template identifier does not exist, MWeb with use the built-in Image Viewer to format the "light table" display.
TP_IV_TILE Ent 12.1.1+ Image Viewer page, image tile display This controls the display of the individual image "tiles". If this template identifier does not exist and TP_IV does exist, then no images will be displayed.
TP_BROWSE_XXX Ent 12.1.1+ Browse By for the given content type (XXX), main template This template is used to present the user with a "Browse By" list of clickable terms. If this template identifier does not exist, MWeb with use the built-in Vocabulary Views to format the "browse by" display.
TP_BROWSE_MENU_XXX Ent 12.1.1+ Browse By submenu for the given content type (XXX) This controls the display of the term menu within each Browse By page. If this template identifier does not exist and TP_BROWSE_XXX does exist, then no list of browse by terms will be displayed.
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Buttons

Buttons in MWeb

MWeb Enterprise

MWeb buttons may be either text or graphical, or you may use graphical buttons in the Main Menu and text buttons for all others.

MWeb Universal, PastPerfect-Online, and PastPerfect Web Share

Only text buttons are supported at present.

Button states

Both text and graphical buttons may have up to four states. Note that these are named from the point of view of the button itself.

  1. The normal state of the button is when it is available to be clicked.
  2. The off state, where the button is not currently available, such as the Search Results button before the user has performed a search. This is sometimes referred to as the button's being "grayed out".
  3. The on state, where the button is the currently selected button, such as the Search Results button when the user is viewing Search Results.
  4. The rollover state, where the user has moved the mouse pointer over the button.

Main Menu buttons may have all four preceding states. Buttons used as tabs may have normal, on, and rollover states. All other buttons may have only the normal and rollover states, because they do not occur when the other two states would be needed.

Although it is not required that the buttons change appearance depending on their state, it is helpful to users and has come to be expected.

Text Buttons

Text buttons use CSS styles, so they can be quite attractive, including shaded borders and graphical backgrounds (for example, see the Michener Art Museum MWeb site). Text buttons display faster than graphical buttons and are less of a load on the server. Furthermore, the wording and styling of text buttons can be changed more easily than with graphical buttons.

You may change the text of buttons using IMS (ask us to add buttons to IMS if you do not see them listed in this document). You may also change (for MWeb Universal, PPO, and PPWS), or ask us to change (MWeb Enterprise), the button styles using the CSS stylesheet.

Graphical Buttons

If your site uses graphical buttons, you are responsible for providing them and loading them onto your server. Graphical buttons must be GIF files, named according to the table below. Note that "off states" are the base name plus "off", "on states" are the base name plus "on", and "rollover states" are the base name plus "over". For example, the "ks.gif" button for Keyword Search may also have "ksoff.gif", "kson.gif", and "ksover.gif" buttons.

Here is the complete list of buttons used in MWeb. Note that Special Features for a single site may require buttons not shown here.

Screen Buttons Filename for graphical button (plus ".GIF")
Start Page Start start, startover
Main Menu Advanced Search
Click & Search
Exhibits (if required)
Favorites (if required)
Help (if required)
Hierarchy Search (if required)
Image Viewer
Keyword Search
Log On (if required)
Log Off (if required)
Random Images (if required)
Search Results
Site Map (if required)
Survey (if required)
as, asoff, ason, asover
cs, csoff, cson, csover
el, eloff, elon, elover
fv, fvoff, fvon, fvover
he, heoff, heon, heover
hs, hsoff, hson, hsover
iv, ivoff, ivon, ivover
ks, ksoff, kson, ksover
lo, looff, loon, loover
lx, lxoff, lxon, lxover
ra, raoff, raon, raover
sr, sroff, sron, srover
sm, smoff, smon, smover
su, suoff, suon, suover
Search Results Previous
Next
New Search
More Random Images
Select All Records on this Page
Save Selected[to Favorites]
Print*
Zoom Image [under image]
Zoom [smaller button]
Zoom [beside image]
Email This Page**
Order Image**
Show All Records
Show Only Records with Images
srprev, srprevover
srnext, srnextover
srnew, srnewover
srri, srriover,
srselall, srselallover
srsave, srsaveover
srprint, srprintover
srzoom, srzoomover
srzoomtn, srzoomtnover
srzoomvert, srzoomvertover
email**
imageorder**
srall, srallon, srallover
srimgs, srimgson, srimgsover
Full Record Previous Record
Next Record
Related Records
Save [to Favorites]
Print*
Zoom Image [under image]***
Zoom Image [beside image]***
Zoom All Images
Email This Page**
Feedback**
frprev, frprevover
frnext. frnextover
frlink, frlinkover
frsave, frsaveover
frprint, frprintover
frzoom, frzoomover***
frzoomvert, frzoomvertover***
frimages, frimagesover
email**
feedback**
Image Viewer Back
Save Layout
Slide Sorter
Remove All
Help*
Enlarge
Reduce
Remove
Feedback**
Order Image**
ivret, ivretover
ivsave, ivsaveover
ivtile, ivtileover
ivclr, ivclrover
ivhelp, ivhelpover
ivenl, ivenlover
ivred, ivredover
ivrem, ivremover
feedback**
imageorder**
Image Window Return to Main Window*
Email This Page**
Feedback**
Order Image**
iwret, iwretover
email**
feedback**
imageorder**
Keyword Search Search*
Clear*
Help*
kssrch, kssrchover
ksclr, ksclrover
kshelp, kshelpover
Advanced Search Search*
Clear*
Help*
assrch, assrchover
asclr, asclrover
ashelp, ashelpover
Quicksearch Go qsgo, qsgoover
See All Values Window (from Advanced Search) OK*
Cancel*
saok, saokover
sacanc, sacancover
Log On (if required) OK*
Cancel*
sfok, sfokover
sfcanc, sfcancover
Ask User Window (too many hits) Yes*
No*
auyes, auyesover
auno, aunoover
No Hits Window Return* nhret, nhretover
No Terms Window (all search terms are too short or are stopwords) Return* ntret, ntretover
Online Exhibits Print
Return to Images
Zoom [small button]****
exprint, exprintover
exret, exretover
exzoomtn, exzoomtnover****
Favorites New
Move
Remove
Print*
Submit
Save*
fvnew, fvnewover
fvmove, fvmoveover
fvrem, fvremover
fvprint, fvprintover
fvsubmit, fvsubmitover
fvsave, fvsaveover

* Duplicates are indicated by an asterisk -- if you are using graphical buttons the same design could be copied for these buttons if you feel this is aesthetically suitable.

** For technical reasons, these buttons must be the same wherever used. There is no rollover state, and no text version.

*** These buttons are optional, because clicking the thumbnail does the same thing. If you want to have a button, please let us know and choose one of these two styles.

**** This button is optional, because clicking the thumbnail does the same thing.


Working with Other Features

Changing the Layout

Layout gives you several choices for how your MWeb website will appear. All choices will work with any set of data.

For PastPerfect-Online sites who have the 2008 upgrade
or
MWeb Universal 1.2 and later

The first thing on the Layout Options page is a Preview Window that shows an approximation of how your site currently appears. The preview is updated as you make choices on the Layout Options page. Since this is only an approximation, verify your choices by looking at your online catalog.

Your choices are not saved unless you click the red button.

Your choices are saved in a "CSS" file called MWeb.css. Browsers do not always re-read this file when you view your online catalog. You may need to hold down the Shift key while you click Reload or Refresh. In some cases you have to clear the browser's cache of saved pages in order to force the browser to re-read the CSS file.

Here are the sections on the Changing the Layout page:

  1. To change the layout, click on one of the 6 diagrams.
  2. If you have a vertical menu, you may center the narrow displays. This affects all displays except Search Results and Full Records, which are always shown full width.
  3. You may choose how wide the narrow displays are. This affects all displays except Search Results and Full Records, which are always shown full width.
  4. To select an overall color scheme, click on one of the 8 diagrams.
  5. You may customize the background color of any part of the screen by entering new values. Be sure to use a # before any color codes, but NOT before color names.
  6. You may set a background image or pattern for some areas of the display.
  7. The logo and text in the Toppane can be centered, on the left, or set to a specific number of pixels from the left.
  8. Select one of the 5 fonts by clicking on the "radio button" underneath your choice.
  9. You may select smaller buttons if you prefer.
  10. You may select a shadow border for buttons.
  11. You may change the text colors of each of the four states that links may have.
  12. Last, click the Save All Selections at the top of the page.

For PastPerfect-Online sites who do not have the 2008 upgrade
or
MWeb Universal 1.1 or earlier

  1. In the first area, select one of the 12 layout and color options.
  2. Next, you can decide whether to have a horizontal separator under the Toppane.
  3. Next, decide whether your logo should be centered or at the left; if you do not have a logo just leave this alone.
  4. Next, choose a font style you prefer.
  5. Last, click the Accept New Layout & Font Style button.

Changing Options

Options lets you choose whether to have certain features as part of your site. Just check or uncheck each box to change the options, then click the "Accept New Options" button. The options depend on the version of MWeb you have.

Feature MWeb Enterprise PastPerfect- Online with the 2008 upgrade PastPerfect- Online without the 2008 upgrade
Click-&-Search provides searching without typing; any record can be accessed in just 3 or 4 clicks. **
Email This Page* allows users to email Search Results or Full Records to anyone.  
Feedback Form* link in Full Records and Image Windows, for users to email the museum with information they may have about the object.  
Highlight Color has been moved to the Layout section of IMS.

Highlight Color allows you to change the color in which search terms are highlighted in Search Results.
**  
Home Button indicates whether you want a button labeled "Home" as the first item in MWeb's Main Menu. If you check this option, use the IMS "Changing Messages" option described below to enter the full link to your homepage (including "http://"). **
Image Order Form* allows users to order images online.  
Image Windows Size refers to the windows that images open in when you click a thumbnail (small image). Dimensions are in pixels. To test the new dimensions after you save them, close all MWeb image windows, refresh the MWeb display, then click a thumbnail.  
Random Images shows the user a different set of images whenever the button is clicked. Check the Content Types for which you wish this feature on your PPO site. If you do not wish to have Random Images on your site, uncheck all the boxes. **

* Requires SMTP service running on your server.

** These features are available to Enterprise sites, but not through IMS. Please ask us to provide them.

Changing Styles

PastPerfect-Online only

This choice allows you to edit the CSS stylesheet that controls every detail of your website's appearance. IMPORTANT: Do not use this option unless you are very familiar with CSS; you can cause the entire site to go blank or look terrible. Always check your site using MWeb after each change to ensure that you haven't caused a problem; if so, you can restore the previous style-sheet, but only the immediately previous one. After two changes the original stylesheet is lost and you may have to ask PastPerfect to restore the default.

Choosing XSLT Stylesheets

MWeb Universal only

This choice allows you to choose the XSLT stylesheets that control the layout of Search Results (data display) and Full Records. You are choosing between stylesheets that have been distributed with MWeb, so this is a safe option. You may always come back and change your choice later.


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