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Main Informatics website
The main Informatics web service covers the site accessed via the www.inf.ed.ac.uk URL. Official teaching and administrative information should be hosted on a www.inf.ed.ac.uk URL. There are also some Institute sites which use the same technologies as www.inf.ed.ac.uk.
Over the time that www.inf.ed.ac.uk has been around there have been changes in technology, and things are a little fragmented:
- Visiting www.inf.ed.ac.uk actually takes you to pages hosted on the University's central (Polopoly-based) web service. There are other old www.inf.ed.ac.uk URLs (mainly recruitment focused) which will redirect you to Polopoly-based content too. A limited number of staff have publishing access to Polopoly. Updates and corrections are best handled via the Knowledge Management team.
- Originally all www.inf.ed.ac.uk content was managed via our own in-house CVS based tools and scripts. Some parts of www.inf.ed.ac.uk are still managed that way, eg course pages at www.inf.ed.ac.uk/teaching/courses/<course-code>.
- More recently some of the School's management and student services pages have moved to our Plone WCMS service. eg School Services/ and Student Services.