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Attempt to get original source URL from URL or other metadata
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When given an URL, it'd be nice if citoid attempted to extract the original source URL and put the URL in the archive URL parameter.

[Presumably total wishlist/long term.]

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LuisVilla added a subscriber: LuisVilla. support Memento (RFC 7089), so if Citeoid can do a HEAD request on the URL, rich metadata can be obtained from the headers.
I dont know if there is a Memento client in Node.js, but example code can be found in and probably .

Thanks @jayvb! If there's no suitable Node library we can build one...
We've already done some of that already with different types of metadata (
see )

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LuisVilla renamed this task from Attempt to parse URLs? to Attempt to get original source URL from URL or other metadata.Mar 27 2016, 6:15 AM
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