Course Web FAQ
- What is the URL (web address) of a course web?
- What is the path to the files of a course web?
- What happened to old URLs?
- How do I access course webs from Windows?
- How do I access course webs from a Mac?
- Is active content supported in course webs?
- I don't wish to host my course web here, but would prefer to host it at X. Can you redirect there?
- Why didn't you answer my question?
Course URLs look like this:
Course paths look like this:
Users browsing to an old URL will be redirected to the corresponding new URL. For example, a user visiting
finds themselves at
On CSE Windows machines, your
O: drive is
already mapped to
\\cseexec\cs, so you can navigate down to
cse\web\courses and then to your course web directory
13au\cse142). Alternatively, you can map a
drive with a path starting
prompted for credentials, enter either your CSEResearch or CSEPCLab
Please use scp(1).
Only if you enable it by creating (or augmenting)
.htaccess file with the right configuration goo.
To specify that all files with a
.pl extension that are executable (
a+x turns on the execute bits) be run as CGI scripts, create a
file in the directory containing the content in in which you specify
options +execcgi addtype application/x-httpd-cgi cgi pl
To specify that a specific file called
run as a CGI, specify this:
<file myguy.cgi> options +execcgi addtype application/x-httpd-cgi cgi </file>
PHP files will be run if you enable PHP in
.htaccess. There is no need to turn on the execute
bits. To enable PHP for a particular file, create a world-readable
file, specify this:
<file myfile.php> php_flag engine on </file>
To enable PHP for the whole tree, just omit
file container. Please don't do this any further up
the tree than necessary— for example, in the root of the per-course
tree such as
/cse/web/courses/cse142/. If you do, staff will
drown a puppy.
Sure, staff could do that. Or you could do it for
yourself by creating a one-line
.htaccess file at the
root of your course web tree. For example, imagine that you are
cse666 in Spring, 2018, and that you are hosting
course web tree is anchored
/cse/web/courses/courses/cse666/18sp/. Create a file
.htaccess with the following contents:
redirect /courses/cse666/18sp/ https://eduhosting.microsoft.com:/cs.washington.edu/cse666/18sp/Easy, peasy.
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