- Why won't my link work? I put the filename in my document just like it appears on my system but I get a "Not Found. The requested object does not exist on this server" error when I click on the link I created.
The most common reason is that your filename contains spaces. To correct this problem, remove the spaces from the filename and update your links.
- Why can't I find my site when I use the UMHS Search Engine?
The Search Engine only searches sites for which a responsible web maintainer has been identified. This person must let us know that the content on the site conforms to University and UMHS policies. Use the Add a Link to the UMHS Web site form (which contains links to these policies) to inform us that your site should be searched.
- Can I put my personal Web site on the www.med.umich.edu server?
The www.med.umich.edu server only hosts official UMHS departmental, project, research-related, or other affiliated Web sites. See How to Create your Own Homepage to see how your homepage can be hosted on the U-M campus homepage server.
- How can I make pages I've developed with Microsoft Frontpage or Office 2000 work with the MCIT web server?
The www.med.umich.edu webserver does not support Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) extensions, which are required for the more advanced features (searching, form mailing, database publishing) of Frontpage and Office 2000. Also, the MED-INFO web document server can not be accessed via Frontpage "publish" commands. However, you can create a site in Frontpage and publish it to your local drive, and then copy those files to your directory space on MED-INFO. Any IIS-specific functions like site searching and feedback forms will not work, but there are comparable workarounds for many of these functions described in Using the MCIT Webserver.
- Does putting my HTML files in the internal directory (http://www.med.umich.edu/i/) mean that only UMHS employees can see them on the web?
No, anyone who is on a U-M workstation can see them--no signon or password is required. People dialing into UMHS modems or using VPN software outside the UMHS network can also see internal files, but they do need to provide a signon and password to do so. See Restrict Access to Your Web Pages for more information.
- Where can I put the CGI program I wrote on MCIT's UMHS webserver?
User-written CGI programs can not be stored or run on the MCIT webserver, but ITD does provide a location for hosting your CGI programs. See eXtended CGI (XCGI) Service at U-M.
- I'm redoing my site and plan to move/delete many files. What's the best approach for this?
First, don't delete or move files unless you absolutely have to. Other pages outside of your own site could be linking directly to any page within your site, and if you delete/move that file, their links will break. If you absolutely need to change or remove content from a particular file location, you still should not delete files immediately. Instead, replace the content with something that will help a user get to where they need to go, rather than just getting an error message. Do this for at least your main pages, and as many files as you possibly can. Leave these pointers in place for at least 6 months, if not longer.
Finally, you can get an idea of how many pages within the UMHS site link to a page you are about to move/delete by doing a link check. In the search box on the UMHS internal page, enter link:www.med.umich.edu/i/mcit/yourfolder/file-to-be-deleted.htm (substitute your own folder/file names). You will get a list of other files that link to yours, so you can notify the webmasters of those sites to update their links.
- Can I buy a .com url?
To protect the integrity of our brand, our non-profit status and our position as a leading academic medical center, the UMHS Department of Public Relations & Marketing Communications does not recommend that Health System affiliated units, programs, services or departments use .com urls.
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