/Alias ODB tree

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Purpose

The ODB /Alias tree provides the user with a way to access other webpages via buttons placed on the mhttpd Status Page. It can provide links to external webpages, or symbolic links (short-cuts) to ODB sub-trees.

Creating the /Alias tree

The /Alias tree is optional, and is not present until created by the user.


Keys in the /Alias tree

Any key created under /Alias will appear as a button (i.e. alias-button) on the Status Page, with the same name as the key (except as noted below).

By default, the clicking of an alias-button in the web interface will spawn a new frame. To force the display of the alias page in the same frame, an "&" has to be appended to the name of the alias key. The "&" is stripped off the alias name when it appears as an alias-button (see example).

External links

The following odbedit commands demonstrate how to make a link to an external webpage:

[local:t2kgas:S] cd /Alias
[local:t2kgas:S]create string triumf
String length [32]:
[local:t2kgas:S] set triumf "http://triumf.ca"

This will cause a button triumf on the status page, Clicking on this alias-button will show the contents of the link in a new frame.

Links to ODB

The /Alias tree may also contain a list of symbolic links to any desired ODB location.

Create a string under /alias with this contents:

?cmd=odb&odb_path=/Programs