Automatically add "http://dx.doi.org/" if DOI is not a URL (1)
When copying BibTex entries, e.g. from IEEE Xplore, they often contain a DOI which is not an URL. If this DOI is left unchanged, the link that appears as “[doi]” for the paper points to a researchr page. It should be easy to automatically add “http://dx.doi.org/” when rendering the link if no URL is present in the DOI field.
Remark: I am pretty certain, that the original intent of the DOI field in BibTex was not to hold a URL but the identifier only. Researchr should honor this intent.Submitted on 4 November 2010 at 18:23
You are right. I was already planning to change this. But it requires a data migration, which makes it a non-trivial operation.
Note that the domain doi.org as resolver is now preferred over dx.doi.org: https://www.doi.org/doi_handbook/3_Resolution.html#3.7.3
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