Social Features

dmBridge supports social features such as comments, ratings, and tags.

How the social features work

By clicking "Submit," the visitor posts form data to the template engine, which processes it and attempts to save it onto the CONTENTdm® server via the HTTP API. The template engine then refreshes the view with a status ("flash") message depending on whether or not the posting was successful.

The HTML forms for entering the data are rendered onto the object view web template by methods in the ObjectDraw class (commentsSection(), ratingsSection(), or taggingSection()).

How social data is stored

CONTENTdm® does not have a facility for storing social data. dmBridge, therefore, stores it in its own data store. See Installing the Data Store for more information.