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ERIC Number: ED410928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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An Administrative Model for Virtual Website Hosting.
Kandies, Jerry
The process of creating and maintaining a World Wide Web homepage for a national organization--the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)--is detailed in this paper. The logical design confines the conceptual relationships among the components of the Web pages and their hyperlinks, whereas the physical design concerns where the content is stored, or, on what computers the files reside. The website for the ACBSP is actually a triad made up of the ACBSP national homepage, the eight regional homepages, and the central database of member institutions. The ACBSP homepage functions as the organization's hierarchial top level or as a logical main menu of choices, which branches to various sub-levels. This is linked to a regional main menu, which offers links to regional homepages and member institutions by state. The region pages also offer a branch to an expanded region website. This distributed file serving environment allows for a high degree of flexibility. At the activation of a "Send Form" button, data is passed to a server-based Common Gateway Interface (CGI) program as a parameter list. CGI makes it possible for a browser user to initiate and pass information to server-based programs; in addition, users can receive information back in the form of a dynamically created Web page. CGI programs implement Web-based applications with a minimum of expense. Marketing efforts to current and prospective ACBSP members and intra-organizational communication via e-mail and hyperlinks have been accomplished. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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