Our aims are to:
  • provide all levels of user with timely, appropriate, accurate and readable information
  • delegate updating of material to appropriate expert staff, both inside and outside OUCS
  • support authors of all levels with appropriate tools and systems
  • maintain and enforce high standards of accessibility and information interchange
The type of systems at our disposal to meet these aims are:
  • Static web pages
  • Dynamic web pages
  • Wiki sites
  • News feed system (OXITEMS)
  • Weblearn
  • Personal web pages
for which the appropriate uses are as follows
Static web pages
authoritative documentation (eg most of www.oucs, welcometoit.ox etc)
Dynamic pages
database display (eg course booking system)
Wiki sites
non-authoritative, multiple-author, transient (eg help centre)
OXITEMS
structured news items (eg OUCS news)
Weblearn
material to support teaching
Personal web pages
pictures of your cat
Authoritative OUCS documentation is written wherever possible in XML, and most of the static web site is in this format. The advantages are:
  • A single format for both web and print material
  • Separation of form from content, allowing for simple redesign of the web site
  • The ability to deliver in alternative media, such as Braille or print (PDF)
Documentation and Resources:
  1. How to use oXygen at OUCS (this is our preferred XML editor).
  2. How to use oXygen Subversion client (this is our preferred Subversion client).
  3. How the Publish button works
  4. Guide to making XML documents (includes accessibility issues)
  5. Technical documentation of OUCS customization of TEI schema
  6. Demonstrating OUCS-specific techniques
  7. teioop4-2009-02-05.jar: OpenOffice filters to generate TEI P4 XML
  8. teioop5-2009-02-05.jar: OpenOffice filters to generate TEI P5 XML
  9. oxitems/: information about OXITEMS
  10. http://www.w3c.org: World Wide Web Consortium site, with details of all the XML-related Recommendations