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OCLC Openly Informatics :Link Evaluator : Examples


Link Evaluator is able to detect Red- and Green-flag Phrases that have been embedded inside Web content using a method described below.

This allows you to perform link tests simply by visiting one of these "Link Evaluator-aware" pages, and running Link Evaluator on the contents.  You can also easily create your own such pages for testing your online resources.

To make any HTML content "Link Evaluator-aware", you simply enclose the content in one or more DIV elements that a) provide a flag phrase, and b) specify whether it is a Green or Red flag phrase. The format is as follows:

<div class="linkval_FP_green" title="Partnership">
<div class="linkval_FP_red" title="NEWS">
<div class="linkval_FP_red" title="Google">
<div class="linkval_FP_green" title="Froogle">
<div class="linkval_FP_green" title="Yahoo">

This will cause Link Evaluator to look for these phrases when evaluating any link in the subsequent HTML, up until the point where the DIV elements are ended, which of course is done simply by:

</div>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</div>

So, you can try running Link Evaluator on this page, and observe what happens to the following links:

    Openly

    MSN

    yahoo

    OCLC

    BadURL

    google
These were entered in standard HTML, like this:

<a href="http://nj.oclc.org">Openly</a>
<a href="http://msn.com">MSN</a>
<a href="http://yahoo.com">yahoo</a>
<a href="http://oclc.org">OCLC</a>
<a href="http://bad.url/">BadURL</a>
<a href="http://www.google.com">google</a>


Below is a sampling of links to typical academic/research online materials.

DIV elements containing Green-flag phrases have been added to the HTML preceding the links, to improve Link Evaluator's testing accuracy.

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