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Appendix C

URL options

It is highly advisable to use the cw integrated module to access the various components of CallWeb (for simplicity and safety). Nonetheless, there may be circumstances where direct coding of URLs is necessary. The following tables provide the URL options which can facilitate the creation of specialized menus.

URL options for the callweb module

URL options are used when building the URL to call CallWeb. Such URL could look something like: <http://blabla.ca/callweb.cgi?_proj=test&_demo=1&_lq=1&_print=1&_debute=Q1>. CallWeb also offers a short syntax to call questionnaires.

_telkeyaccess codeSupplies the case access code.
_projproject nameSupplies the project name which must be exactly the same as the .qcw file (case sensitive).
_langtwo-letter language codeSupplies the language code of the language to use in interacting with the program. Only language codes defined in the "# Langues disponibles" can be used. Codes follow the ISO language code convention. If this information is not supplied, the system defaults to the language defined in the "# Langue par defaut" instruction.
_demo1Activates the demonstration mode where no data are saved in the data file and a warning message (determined by the "# Message demo" instruction) is displayed at the top of every screen.
_epwencoded password stringIn survey type Password, passes along the encoded value of the password, as stored in the data base.
_lq1The _lq switch ("lq" stands for "list of questions") displays a drop-down list of all page-starting questions, at the top of each page. By selecting one of these entries, the system automatically skips to that page. Warning: display conditions are not enforced, i.e., the question selected will be displayed whether or not the context calls for it. This switch is useful for questionnaire layout purposes but should not be used in production.
_printintegerThe _print switch displays the entire questionnaire on screen, disregarding any page structure instructions and display conditions. It is useful to easily produce a generic printed version of questionnaire as seen by the respondents. Portions of questionnaires can be printed using the _debute and the _termine options.
The integer can be simply 1 to activate _print mode, but it can also be the sum of the relevant values below to exercise more control over the output:
1 = activate _print mode
2 = do not display navigation buttons
4 = do not display the page footer
8 = do not display the page header
_debuteQ1This switch supplies the question name where the questionnaire will be initiated. The name must be in upper-case characters. Without this option, the questionnaire starts at the first displayable question or, in the case of a questionnaire that has been started already, at the last question seen.
_termineQ2This switch supplies the question name where _print ceases printing the questionnaire.
_custom1The _custom switch displays the entire questionnaire on screen including responses provided by the respondent but skipping questions without answers. It is useful to easily produce a printed version of questionnaire as seen by a particular respondent, for filing purposes.
_affichenomsquestions1This switch requests the display of the question names within the CallWeb questionnaire.
_access1This switch puts the CallWeb questionnaire in accessibility mode for visually impaired. The pages do not use style sheets, structure tables and layout tables; CallWeb tables are displayed in linear mode.
_training_mode1This switch puts the CallWeb questionnaire in interviewer training mode where skips and display conditions are displayed but not enforced.
_show_skips1This switch displays skips on screen.
_show_dc1This switch displays display conditions on screen.
_show_codes1This switch displays the numeric codes of each answer category.
_show_substitutes1This switch displays the recall codes instead of actually performing the recalls.
_no_permutation1This switch deactivates permutations throughout the questionnaire.


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