Document Selector - Fluid Topics - 3.4 - Technical Notes

Empower Metadata with Fluid Topics

Product
Fluid Topics
Fluid Topics Version
3.4
Category
Technical Notes
Language
English
Target Audience
public

The document selector groups together documents containing topics that share the same name. The title of the document title is the only way to differentiate between the different variants of the topic.

The document selector takes the form of a menu inviting users to choose a document. Documents are not listed in a specific order.

Example where only the document of origin makes the difference

The following example shows the Introduction to Time Machines topic for which two variants exist.

Topic title

Document of origin

Audience

Version

Introduction to Time Machines

Time Machine User Guide

Novice

1.0

Introduction to Time Machines

Time Machine Configuration Guide

Novice

1.0

Fluid Topics clusters both topics because they have the same value for the ft:clusterId metadata. The title of the document of origin is the only way to distinguish between the two variants of the topic.

When uploaded to Fluid Topics, a document selector appears below the topic's title in the Search page to let users select the appropriate variant.

Example where other metadata keys are multivalued

The following example shows the Introduction to Time Machines topic for which two variants exist and where each variant has its own metadata values.

Topic title

Document of origin

Audience

Version

Introduction to Time Machines

Time Machine User Guide

Novice

1.0

Introduction to Time Machines

Time Machine Configuration Guide

Expert

2.0


When the document containing the topic is uploaded to Fluid Topics, the variants are still clustered the same way. However, when users select a document, the tags that shows the values for the Audience and Version metadata keys are updated accordingly. For example, when a user selects Time Machine User Guide, the Novice and 1.0 tags appear. When a user selects Time Machine Configuration Guide, the Expert and 2.0 tags appear.