A New Method for Publishing and Editing Personal Web
Philip Baczewski, Associate Director of Academic
October 1, Academic Computing has upgraded the personal
Web page service found at http://people.unt.edu/. This upgrade was done to expand access to Web
page publication and to use more current technology for
publication and maintenance of those pages. Previously,
personal Web page files were maintained on the
jove.acs.unt.edu UNIX system. Now people.unt.edu is an
independent server and no longer requires a jove account
for Web page publication. For existing pages, we copied
Web page files from jove to the new server. It is
important to note that any changes made to files on jove
will no longer be reflected on the people.unt.edu site.
Personal Web sites can be created and maintained
using tools such as Netscape Composer. A detailed
description of this process is found at http://www.unt.edu/webinfo/tutor/compub.htm. Web page files can be deleted using a new Web
page management facility of the UNT Internet Services
Account management page (http://people.unt.edu/manage).
The new Web server also supports a protocol
named DAV, also known in Windows as "Web
Folders." The DAV protocol provides direct access to
add, move, or delete Web files and folders. More
information about DAV and DAV software can be found at http://www.unt.edu/webinfo/tutor/webdav.htm. Note that it is not
recommended that Web Folders be used on any Lab or public
computers, since the folder access is maintained until
the PC is rebooted and the password may be automatically
remembered by that Windows system.
If you have questions about the upgraded Web
publishing server, please direct them to the UNT
Computing Center Helpdesk (940-565-2324 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please see "WebDAV and You" in this issue for more information
on WebDAV, also.