Linking to TRIP
Moving to free-access opens up all sorts of opportunities to ‘distribute’ TRIP. We’ve got a number of ways:
Incorporation of search box into third-party websites. We’ll be supplying HTML for webmasters to incorporate a TRIP searchbox into their own web-pages. We had this feature previously (before we went subscription-based) and this proved very popular.
Web-services. This allows third-party resource to search TRIP via a SOAP interface, the results are returned in an XML format allowing the third-party resource to seamlessly link the TRIP results into their own application.
URL searches. Allow webmasters to add a specific URL with the search term embedded e.g. www.tripdatabase.com/…….criteria=measles will result (if someone clicks on the URL) in an automatic search of TRIP for measles.