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Java™ 5.0 for uploading your data
When submitting your document you can upload individual files or directories of any size. For this the Java File Upload Applet is used. The current version uses Java 5.0.
Even without installing Java it is possible to upload a total of three files with 20 MB max. at the same time.
We only accept the following formats:
- PDF files (*.pdf)
- Html files (*.html)
- XML files (*.xml), insofar as a DTD (*.dtd) or an XML schema (*.xsd) has been used
- PNG files (*.png)
- JPEG files (*.jpg)
- GIF files (*.gif)
To convert files to .pdf format, download a free .pdf creator, e.g.:
Viewing retrieved .pdf documents
Most documents are .pdf files. To view them requires a plugin,
+Adobe Acrobat Reader,
which is free. When a .pdf file is called up, the browser usually automatically loads Acrobat
Reader in the browser window.
Falls Ihr Browser eine Datei nicht öffnen kann, die Datei zuerst herunterladen und dann öffnen.
Fingerprints/hash values of documents
Hash values are commonly used to verify the original state of a file (click details). One practical application is to download a file where the author has stated the hash value: to check wether there have been transmission errors, it is not necessary to download the file a second time - one only has to calculate the hash value and then compare it with that given on the institutional repository
Download retrieved documents as .zip files
It is possible to download files in a compressed form, as .zip files. The advantages are faster download and that they take up less disk space. Click on "ZIP generieren" and save the file(s) to your hard disk. To view the files unpack them first (usually by double click).
For document submission the session timeout is set to 30 minutes; that is, if there is no activity for half an hour the user will be automatically logged off. Then it is not possible for you to access and work on any saved document again.
We analyse daily teh apache log files for each document separately and add it to a month or year. We neglegt robots as well as possible, but we do not analyse sessions.
This statistic is visible directly from the frontpage of each document.
The Institutional Repository of the FU was realized with the open source software MyCoRe.