"XMContentManager". Copyright © 2004 Manukau Institute of Technology.
A ready-made web site framework which automatically generates left sidebar menus according to the content (.htm's, .doc's, etc) its users add. The current example instance is for a School Intranet.
You can also add your own programming of any website capability, eg retail
sales, shopping cart, school notices, bulletin board. Point to the start
pages for your own added programming by editing the "add .. service" elements
in file "web.config" and they will appear in the top menu bar. See
|Free to use:||
Freely-shared software, copyright asserted to protect that status.
This software is provided "AS IS," without a warranty of any kind.
|Download and Open:||
Download from: http://island.manukau.ac.nz/XMCMResources
Programmers: Expand XMContentManager.zip into an IIS
"Virtual Directory" called "XMContentManager" which you can then run
as a Microsoft Visual Studio Web Application Solution.
Administrators: You can copy the contents of "XMContentManager.zip" into any empty IIS "virtual directory", with whatever name you like, to present content as an automatically-generated menu-driven website.
The "Search" function depends on "Microsoft Indexing Service". You may
need to activate the Catalog (Node) "Web" of this service. Look for it
Setup is controlled by elements in file "web.config". See comment
notes in "web.config" for more details.
NOTE: The supplied separation of "public" and "privileged" areas is a navigation
framework only. Implementors NEED to add SECURITY to any
"privileged" folders on the webserver to properly secure them for the
NOTE: On some webservers, you need to edit the security settings for Microsoft
Access .mdb files to enable data to write to them. Test this
by creating or editing notices: security write access denied shows up
as an error message with quite different wording like:
NOTE: Any hyperlinks to different web apps need to use the
"window.open" method to prevent the poor netiquette of running
other people's work in a subframe labelled and controlled by you.
Started 040220 (20 Feb 2004) JPC John Calder as an assignment project "Edgewater College Intranet" for programming courses at the Manukau Institute of Technology. http://www.manukau.ac.nz
This code is an academic publication to share information in the hope it may be useful.
|Credits, References and Acknowledgements:||
Co-ordinating Lecturer: John Calder
Edgewater High School as Client Liaison, and User-Testing co-ordinators:
References, main Sources drawn on:
For our Content Management methods, ie querystring generation by
scanning files and folders:
Working with Microsoft Indexing Service:
Evagoras Charalambous, "The Windows 2000 Indexing Service",
published 19 Apr 2002 on Xefteri Web Site, ,