I use this kind of URL
to get to articles. Is it possible to use the last part of the
URL (x748420120788q71 in this case) with the Springer API to make
queries? This part seems to be an internal id.
Message edited by zbaif 2 years ago
2 years ago
It is not possible to use that because it is a code specific to the SpringerLink platform, which is developed and hosted separately from the API. For SpringerLink, you can use the DOI to get to the abstract page as follows: http://springerlink.com/openurl.asp?id=doi:10.1007/s12061-010-9048-2. Then you can of course use that for the API but you need to know the DOI.
2 years ago
The fact is that sometimes I get to the article pages by using a DOI. In these cases I have no problem using the DOI to make queries. But some times I am able to get to the article pages only by using the Id I mentioned above. In these cases I have to parse the html page in order to recover the DOI. This is frustrating.... Or is the DOI embeded in the HTML in an easy to parse and way? In such a case it is also important that the way the DOI is embeded in the pages does not change over time.
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