• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

SCID - Sub Category ID

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Starcom21

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Is there any way to "link" to the subcategory ID in a page on regular database pages?

For example, all the Illinois State Police are on one (statewide) page.
There are sub-catagories for each district.

In a text box at the top of each specific county in the state, I state the District # that that county is in and a simple link to the Illinois State Police Page so people can know what district they are in and find the frequencies quicker.

It would be nice if the link would go right to the correct district.

Or is there some simple HTML that would work for this?

Thanks
 

loumaag

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tweatherford said:
Is there any way to "link" to the subcategory ID in a page on regular database pages?
No, there isn't. If each was a category instead of a subcategory I think you could do it. ...

Uhh, did you mean for this to be in this forum? Or did you think you were somewhere else? :wink:
 

ericcarlson

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Code:
http://www.radioreference.com/modules.php?name=RR&ctid=YYY#scid-XXX
where XXX is the scid and YYY is the ctid; state agencies should work similarly. However, I would refrain from hard coding links all over the place like you suggest -- if the state page gets re-org'd then all the links will break... among other scenarios. Hard coding links should generally be avoided. For example, if Lindsay converted the site from PHP to JSP then all the links would break. Are you really adding that much value by linking every county back to the state police page? You're creating a major maintenance problem. One can just go to the state police page and figure it out if you specify the counties for each district.

-Eric
 
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