I'm not sure if you can do that in the KEV format that OpenURL uses,
although you could do it in the XML format. But it still woudln't mean
exactly what William wants it to mean--and most existant link resolvers
wouldn't neccesarily do the right thing with it.
OpenURL can be a bear sometimes.
I would also encourage you to send that question to the OpenURL listserv.
Jay Luker wrote:
> Hi William,
> According to the book KEV format (defined here:
> ttp://tinyurl.com/2psmkq) the max occurrence of the isbn key is 1. I'm
> assuming that by extension that means that the rft.<m-key> (i.e.,
> rft.isbn) form is also limited to one occurrence. So specifying
> multiple ISBNs that way is a no go.
> You can however specify multiple referent identifiers. From the KEV
> Context Object format matrix (http://tinyurl.com/2r5hsc): "Multiple
> instances of rft_id do not indicate multiple Referents, but rather
> multiple ways to identify a single Referent"
> So I *think* what you could do is this:
> Also, I'd be remiss not to point you to a more authoritative list for
> OpenURL questions: http://listserv.oclc.org/scripts/wa.exe?A0=OPENURL.
> Although I'm sure there's plenty of overlap in interest/knowledge in
> the subject between the lists.
> Jay Luker [log in to unmask]
> Software Engineer, Ex Libris Inc.
> (617) 332-8800, x604 http://www.exlibrisgroup.com
> On Feb 17, 2008 3:14 AM, William Denton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I'm hep to the COInS scene now and am using it in some lists of books I'm
>> generating. For some of the books I know multiple ISBNs. Can I include
>> them all in one COInS span somehow? Doing one individually makes my
>> OpenURL Referrer extension clutter up the page with a lot of links.
>> I looked at the specification but it didn't seem to cover this.
>> generator.ocoins.info only seems to want one one ISBN. Putting multiple
>> rft.isbn variables just makes the last one overpower the earlier ones.
>> Any tips appreciated!
>> William Denton, Toronto : www.miskatonic.org www.frbr.org www.openfrbr.org
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