Creating links to databases
Rather than just telling people the address of your server and the names of your databases, you can put direct links to databases into your Web pages.
Note: The links described here only work once the user has installed the Cardbox Client. You should include a link to the Cardbox Client download page somewhere in your Web pages.
The cardbox: link
Create a link in your web page in the usual way, but instead of the prefix http://, use the prefix cardbox://. The format of the link is cardbox://servername/databasename. Here is an example:
|Click to open the sample Abstracts file.|
- If your server runs on a port other than the standard Cardbox port (3105), then put the port number as part of the server name: cardbox://servername:portnumber/databasename.
- The following note refers only to database names that contain spaces: Some HTML editing programs (such as Dreamweaver) automatically replace spaces in URLs with the character sequence "%20" - for example, "Abstracts%20(sample)". Depending on which web browser is then used to view the page, Cardbox will not necessarily understand this format. Make sure that you check the actual HTML code to ensure that spaces in the database name really are spaces.