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This section covers the content managed on www.inf.ed.ac.uk via CVS. There are sections of www.inf.ed.ac.uk that are now managed via the Plone WCMS. See the Main Informatics Web Site overview page for more details on that.

These documents detail the CVS based publishing system for the School of Informatics Web Server. From here you can find information on editing pages, on viewing their change history, and details on some of the procedures and tools used in creating this site.

Typically only staff will need publishing access to the Informatics Web Server. Users wishing to update/create personal web pages, should read the Homepages Server documentation.

Documentation for page authors

  • A rough guide ... Details of the hows and whys of publishing on the main www.inf.ed.ac.uk site, including the link to the form to apply for a publishing account.
  • Editing web with SeaMonkey How to use SeaMonkey to edit files on the Informatics site (Note that through the web HTML editing tools have a number of problems, and do not come with any recommendation, or guarantee of support).
  • Editing and Managing with CVS CVS is the most powerful of the editing tools available, and is the only one recommended for undertaking any form of large scale site maintenance
  • Why we do things the way we do, ie CVS and validation.
  • FAQ Currently rather short list of Fequently Asked Questions.
  • An external link to Common Validator Problems.
  • Some historical information about the service.

Tools

Change Information An interface to the revision history and change logs of all of the human editable files on this site. (You will need to login with your publishing account details to access this).
ssiexpand and ssireduce Scripts to expand and reduce the standard #includes in School web pages. Useful for checking web pages before uploading to the server.
Local Mirror of validator.w3.org. (This is only accessible to machines within the Informatics network.)

Last reviewed: 
22/02/2013

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