Web Software

This page describes the software infrastructure of the department's static website. Information is available elsewhere about the hardware and specific how-to instructions.

Web Server

Department web pages are served by the Apache web server. Developed by the Apache Group, Apache is the most widely used web server on the internet. Apache documentation is available at the Apache web site.

CGI Commands

The Common Gateway Interface is a specification for how web browsers interact with scripts and programs on the server machine to produce dynamic output. The World Wide Web Consortium maintains a list of links to information about CGI.

The technical staff maintains the following local CGI commands for use by web developers.

mailform

The mailform gateway provides a general-purpose way to retrieve form data as email messages.

search

The search gateway uses a search engine to perform keyword searches on the entire CS Department site. Search results can be pruned to a sub-tree.