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Why journal folders are numbered but not abbreviated?

Postby Ojser » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:18 am

Hi all,

In the public>journals folder, the journals are identified by numbers, not by their abbreviations.
In such a way, we can't know which number corresponds to which journal.
When there is more than one journal, and we want to make specific customization to a given journal, it would be much easier to know in which folder that journal is, without using firebug or development tool.
It makes much sense to name journal folders by journal abbreviations rather than by successive numbers, doesn't it?
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Re: Why journal folders are numbered but not abbreviated?

Postby JasonNugent » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:19 pm

Those numbers correspond to the unique ids assigned to each journal in the database. It is the way that OJS guarantees that the paths to files will be unique. You shouldn't be digging around in those folders anyway -- they are not used to store specific journal customizations, only uploaded files.

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Re: Why journal folders are numbered but not abbreviated?

Postby Ojser » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:09 pm

Hi Jason,

I have a stylesheet file there, by default. This makes sense for me, as it helps to make specific customization for each journal, individually.
The uploaded won't be stored in the files folder, created at the installation?
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Re: Why journal folders are numbered but not abbreviated?

Postby JasonNugent » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:21 pm

If you need to make changes to your stylesheet, do it locally and then re-upload. (And yes, those files are stored in the files/ directory. Between that and the public/ directory, OJS uses those to store journal customizations and also submission files).

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