Making the content of documents available from your Dienst server
This section of the Dienst installation instructions discusses adding
the content of documents in multiple formats to your document database and
The auto configuration script created a
document database and defined a
set of document
(You may add custom document formats if you wish.)
This document describes how
to put the content of documents in these formats in your database.
Once you finish your initial Dienst installation, you should add new
documents to your database using the library
Document Format Types: Paged and Non-Paged
Dienst supports a multi-formatted document collection.
A multi-formatted document is one that consists of many files, each one
being a different representation of the document. Plain ASCII,
PostScript and TIFF are examples of possible formats for a
document. Document formats are either non-paged or paged.
- Non-paged formats
- Non-paged document formats are those where there is a single
file that represents the entire
document. Two common non-paged fomats are
PostScript and plain ASCII text. Users will not be able to view
specific pages of a document in a non-paged format, but they will be
able to download a single file that represents the entire document.
To make a non-paged format available on your Dienst server, place the
file corresonding to the format in the directory for the repective document in your
document database. The name of the file should correspond to the name
scheme defined for the format.
- Paged formats
- Paged document formats are those where the document is
represented by a set of files, each one corresponding to a single page
of the document. A common paged format is bitmapped image (TIFFs
or GIFs). The Dienst user interface
allows users to view specific pages of paged formats of documents.
To make a paged format available on your Dienst server, create the
sub-directory for the format in the directory for the respective
document. The name of the sub-directory should correspond to the name
scheme defined for the format. Then
place the individual page files in this sub-directory, using the
proper name scheme.
Your server will automatically recognize the files
that correspond to the formats, after you create the document database files.
The files that represent your document formats may be stored in
compressed or uncompressed form. Dienst assumes that compressed files
are identified by a suffix unique for each compression scheme. You
define compression suffixes and the corresponding command for
decompressing files identified by that suffix using the compression_schemes setting when you configure your server.
Make sure that any compressed files that you put in your document
database have a suffix (e.g. Z or gz) that
corresponds to one of your defined compressions schemes.
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