However, AtoM does include some custom methods for achieving the same effect
in a way that will not compromise the security of the application.
Add custom hyperlinks to text fields
In many cases, users may wish to add a hyperlink to an external site to the
edit page of an archival description or other entity
in AtoM - for example, a link to an external finding aid in the “Finding aids”
field; a link to an external holdings list on a repository page, etc.
The following custom syntax can be used to add hyperlinks in edit templates
and static pages:
"my presentation text":http://www.my-link.example.com
The above example will lead to “my presentation text” appearing as a hyperlink
in the view page of the entity when saved.
The format can be used for http, https, and ftp links.
Below is an an example image, depicting an edit page with an example link
added to a text field, and the corresponding outcome on the view page once
The hyperlink custom syntax can not be used in any controlled value
fields (i.e. fields with autocomplete or drop-down menus, such as the
subject and place access point fields, the related descriptions field, the
creator(s) field, or the repository field).
As well, the syntax is not currently supported in the
RAD Title notes fields (e.g. Source of title proper
note, Attributions and conjecture note, etc) or the
DACS Specialized notes fields (e.g. Citation note,
Processing information note, etc).
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