Now that the basic site is up and running, we are working on implementing the dynamic editing
of the data. This requires forms for editing events/entities and all associated data, a system of submission -
rejection/acceptance for events/entities, versioning etc. The basics of all these things have actually
already been implemented in an older version of the site. This code base is being updated to incorporate a
number of changes that have been made since it was first written (the addition of entities and projects
among other things).
There are a number of further features we intend to add. However the priority at the
moment is to get the basic editing working.
Some features under consideration include:
- Collect more information about references. At this time we only collect and store the
citation name ("name of publication, date") and the url of each reference.
Implementing this feature will make it easier to track down sources after they
are taken offline and will allow us to display bibliographic information in
more than one format. Currently the only citation method supported is hyperlinked
- Broaden the scope of content on the entity.jsp page to include detailed profiles
of the entities.
- Develop an XML schema that allows for the sharing of data on entities between
various websites and organizations.
Allowing registered users to subscribe to custom newsletters. Users would receive emails
whenever changes are made to certain projects or timelines.
Capability to export timelines into xml files that can be used to produce high-quality