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Support for Web publishing at Santa Clara University is provided by the Office of Marketing and Communications, Information Services, the Webmaster and Web Applications Developer in the Media Services department, and system and network administrators in the Information Technology department.

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Web Publishing News

Commonspot Editor and HTML warning
A recent Commonspot patch has introduced a minor bug in the rich text editor element. Any text edits will generate an HTML cleanup warning message. Paperthin is working on a remedy for this problem, which should be applied in the next couple of days. In the meantime, just click the "continue" button to bypass the warning message. Read More »
Text Characters for Other Languages
Commonspot now supports text characters for languages other than the standard character encoding for the Latin alphabet. Read More »
System Patches
Over the last two weeks, several updates and patches have been installed on the cms and www Web servers. Operating system patches were installed to handle the Daylight Savings Time change, and update the system's Java Runtime Engine to a current release. Read More »
Special Character Rendering in Commonspot
Following last month's upgrade to Commonspot 4.6sp3, a bug was observed with Commonspot's rendering of special text characters. Read More »
Commonspot Upgrade Schedule
We've completed testing of the most recent release for Commonspot, version 4.6 service pack 3, on our development platform. We plan to install this upgrade on the cms and www servers on Wednesday, Feb. 14th, starting at 7am. Read More »
Event Calendar iCalendar Export
The campus event calendar now includes the ability to export event data in iCalendar (ics) format, enabling viewers to import the event data to a wide variety of calendar applications. The ICalendar standard format is supported by Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Lotus Notes, Apple iCal, and others. A notable exception is Groupwise, however. Look for the "ICAL" icon below an event summary or detail display in the SCU Campus Event Calendar. Read More »
Internet Explorer 7 and Tables
If you've upgraded to Internet Explorer 7, you may find that the option to insert or modify tables in the Commonspot rich text editor is not working. This is due to a default setting in Internet Explorer that disables "scriplets". Read More »
Commonspot System Maintenance
Over the next two days, we will be working with the Commonspot database servers, applying a change that will allow for more available memory and improved performance during periods of peak demand. Read More »
The Year in Review
The year-end statistics reflect a significant increase in traffic on the servers. For the year 2006, the site recorded 67,062,191 successful requests for pages. Read More »
Global Navigation in the Base Template
You may notice that the For/About/Find links at the top of each page built with the Commonspot base template is now hidden. From user testing and site feedback, we've determined that this navigation component was not serving its intended purpose. Read More »
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Send a support request to the SCU Web Publishing team in OMC and Media Services.

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