Using the World Wide Web: Common Questions
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Other WWW pages
Consult UD's tutorial
on using KompoZer for more information.
If you move a page to a new Web address, redirect your old files so that people who link to your pages or those who find them through searches will have the latest information. If you are replacing a page, use the same file name for the new page so that people who have bookmarked the page will have your current information.
Web page publishing programs like Adobe Dreamweaver offer the ability to create forms. You can also learn how to create a Web form by using a forms tutorial available at the UD IdeaCenter.
There is one cgi-bin script available for files on the central Web server (www.udel.edu) or the Copland Web server (udel.edu). The "guestbook script" can be customized to enable you to collect information through a form. See the Guestbook Help Page for specific instructions. Personal cgi scripts may not be placed on UD's servers.
There are also some cgi forms you can use at the IdeaCenter under the tab "How To."
To create a clickable image (an imagemap), you need an image and a map-editing program. See the Imagemap Help Page for information on map editing. Follow the directions for client-side image maps. Once you have created your image and a map file for it, add a link to the imagemap in the file in which the image will appear.
You probably need to change your files' permissions so that they can be viewed on the Web. Go to the directory in which your Web files are located and make one of the changes below:
If only you should be able to change your Web pages, type
chmod 644 *
If your Web pages are associated with a computing project, type
chmod 664 *
Note: If you use SSH Secure File Transfer to upload your files, you can change file permissions from within that program.
In order for a browser to be able to handle such a file properly, you may have to define the file type for the server.
See Restricting Access to Web Pages for information on restricting access.