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CNRI Handle Extension for Firefox 2.4.2 Requires Restart
CNRI Handle Extension for Firefox enables the browser to access handle or DOI URIs like hdl:4263537/4000 or doi:10.1000/1 using the Handle System. It will even recognize references to web-to-handle proxy servers as handle resolutions.
About this Add-on
After installing this extension in your Firefox browser, you will be able to directly access handle URIs like
or Digital Object Identifier URIs like
by typing them into the address bar, clicking on links with such references, or even having one as the source of an image.
Your browser will resolve these handles using the Handle System. What's more, if you do follow a link to a web-to-handle proxy server (e.g., http://hdl.handle.net/4263537/4000 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1000/1), your browser will recognize this as a handle resolution and (configurably) offer additional services via a notification bar.
A configuration option can turn off redirecting to URLs embedded in the handle values, allowing you to examine the structure of the handle record.
Versions of this add-on prior to 2.4.0 required Java. Although this allowed native handle resolution in the browser, changes in Firefox and the Java plugin have made a Java-based extension very difficult to maintain. Version 2.4.0 is available here.