Iowa State University

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Simpler URLs

This news item expired April 2, 2005. It may contain out-of-date information.
The challenge: Simplify URLs for Iowa State personal websites. The solution: Simplified URLs for personal websites, lockers (aka filesystems), and cgi scripts. You can now do URLs in these forms: The old naming conventions will still work so you don't have to convert or change anything. The new convention also allows scripts to be run using URLs of the form: To take advantage of the simpler naming convention, locker names can only use the letters a-z and numbers 0-9. At present, class locker names have special characters in them, which prevents the simpler URL naming convention from working with them. If you have questions, contact the Solution Center, , 515-296-6000, 195 Durham Center.