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Publishing HTML Documents on the Web2survey Zope Server
By Dr Rich Herrington, ACS Research and Statistical Support Services Consultant
This month we take a look at publishing HTML documents on our Zope survey server: https://web2survey.unt.edu/
We will be using the following two software utilities:
Netdrive WebDAV client and drive-mapper, and
NVU's open source HTML editor. Our demonstration will assume a
Microsoft Windows Platform; however, WebDAV utilities exist
for MacOS platform (e.g.
After installing Netdrive and running the program you will want to configure the connection settings. First we want check and see what drive assignment is available for our Zope address. Click on "My Computer" and look for an available letter for drive assignment (e.g. O:\ ). Open Netdrive and you will see the following configuration screen:
You will want to provide the URL to your account: e.g.
Creating HTML Documents on Zope Using NVU
The NVU HTML Editor provides very similar functionality to Microsoft FrontPage or Dreamweaver. While not as feature rich as these popular proprietary HTML editor's, NVU has an impressive array of functionality for a free program:
To save content to the mapped drive (e.g. O:\ ) choose "File - Save As". You may be prompted for a title for the webpage:
This content saves to the O:\ drive, but since the O: drive is mapped to https://web2survey.unt.edu/users/rich/ the content is automatically available for web browsing. In Firefox we browse the URL and view the webpage:
I hope this very simple demonstration of authoring content on our Web2survey Zope server solves the tricky issue of working with HTML on Zope. Until next time....Happy computing!
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