Online Communications Policy
Official LSU Web site: The Official LSU Web site provides an overview of campus programs, activities, and services. Official LSU Web pages are maintained by the Web Working Group. LSU publishers, conforming to the WWW publishing guidelines, may request links from the Official LSU Web site to their Web site. Please note: “Official LSU Web site” should not be confused with the term “official Web site” used in Section 4.1 of this document to describe the classes of Web sites on LSU.
HTML: Web pages are text documents encoded with hypertext markup language (HTML). HTML tags define the way text should appear in a browser and the location of links to other parts of the same document or to other documents residing on the Web.
WWW: The World Wide Web (WWW or 'the Web') is a hypertext-based system providing a uniform, user-friendly interface for finding and accessing Internet resources. The Web incorporates various media types (text, images, sound, motion) and protocols (telnet, ftp, gopher, etc.). Access to the Web is accomplished through a Web browser (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer).
Servers: Computers that share resources (applications, files, etc.) with other computers (i.e., clients) on a network. For example, a Web server will send resources (Web pages, images, sounds, etc.) in response to requests from a Web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer).
Web Publisher/Web Developer/Webmaster: The individual responsible for managing a World Wide Web site. Generally, each LSU Web site has an individual assigned this responsibility.
URL: URLs, uniform resource locators, are the standard form of address for Web documents. The address is required to access other Web pages, and create links to other documents. For example, the URL for the LSU Web site is http://www.lsu.edu.
Web Browser: A software program, residing on a local computer, which is used to access information from World Wide Web servers.
Page last updated:
September 24, 2009