WebGLU: Web-Based Global Lookup

To add the Web-based Global Lookup to a page, just insert the reference to the include file into the html file. Generally, include files that add functionality to a page should be added into the <HEAD> section, and those that write to the page at the time should be in the <BODY>. If the .js include file interferes with other scripts on the page, you may have to move the reference to the bottom of the page.


1.   Insert the .js file reference in the <HEAD> section of each Html file that uses GLU. In this example, we look for the webglu.js file one step up from the current directory.




<SCRIPT SRC="../webglu.js" LANGUAGE="JavaScript">








2.   Now, download and copy the webglu.js file to your parent directory. This particular configuration jumps the user to the ILN: Interactive Learning Network.

Download webglu.js


And that's it. Easy, wasn't it?


Alternative Implementations: What else is it good for?


If you are creating information systems for specific markets or industries, you may consider using references based on a functionality or trade vernacular. There are many reference systems available on the Internet that are geared for specific industries. For example:


ü    Medical dictionaries and encyclopedias,

ü    Computer glossaries,

ü    Trade references,

ü    Language translators,

ü    Targeted searches,

ü    Custom in-house dictionaries (see SiteGLU)


Alternative Sources



Online Medical Dictionary: www.graylab.ac.uk


or Medterms.com: www.medterms.com


Roget's Thesaurus: www.thesaurus.com


Encyclopedia Brittanica: www.britannica.com


Dictionary.com: www.dictionary.com





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