Thursday, July 10, 2008
Brian de Alwis has written a cool Apple Script called OpenDOI that adds support for resolving doi: and hdl: URLs using Safari on a Mac. With it installed, links such as hdl:10101/npre.2008.1760.1 and doi:10.1093/bib/bbn022 become clickable, without having to stick a HTTP proxy in front of them.
Seems that an obvious extension to this would be to add support for LSIDs. Firefox can support LSIDs through the LSID Browser for Firefox, but this won't work with Safari. Something for the to do list.