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But the index can also be edited, again by going to
createindex.php, selecting "modify," entering the index name in the "existing index" field, and
pressing "submit."The modify option is also available when an index is being displayed.
On the
display window, other available options include display of the full metadata, display of the index
as XML, and selection of another display format.
Another index format, at present only partially supported by EPU-PIF, is the fragment list.
Fragment lists at present can be displayed by EPU-PIF, but have to be built manually.A fragment,
in the present setup, is usually a verse line, and the display definitions can be chosen so as to high-
light the indexed lines in the index display (ill. 9).
F u t u re w o r k a n d d i s c u s s i o n
The future work for the PIF is of two kinds. Obviously, the first kind is the expansion of PIF
to work with some of the mentioned index types (`event' indexes, emblem pair indexes, and
indexes that associate the indexed object with a value on some property or attribute). Perhaps
even more important is the exploration of PIF's usefulness using real research examples. Only
actual use of the facility will prove whether it can fulfill a true need in scholarly communication.
"Modify" here always means: copy
to new index and manipulate the
new copy.
Illustration 8: Display of the newly created
Illustration 9: Display of fragment list-type
index. Note the highlighted fragments.
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