ODMdev: ActiveODMA Development Framework

Construction Structure


0.01 2008-04-23 21:13 -0700

Superior Structure: none
Local Infrastructure: construction.htm  Construction Zone
       index.htm ODMdev Construction Structure (this page)
Immediate Content:      default.htm  ODMdev Home Page
      ODMdev.htm  ODMdev Synopsis
Subordinate Structure:      confirm/
Subordinate Infrastructure:     _private/ reserved for use by FrontPage Extensions
construction/ Construction Material
      images/ standard images directory
Related Materials: Construction Material
ODMdev> repaving> 2007-07-24 announcement>

ODMdev Is Being Repaved.

Migration to a new server introduced a number of problems that require repairs.  In addition to those defects, some older pages also need to be modified and reorganized for consistency across all of ODMdev.  While the site is being repaved to accomplish both kinds of improvements, you may notice discrepancies and problems with links to site content.

Check the Site Repaving Project pages for additional details on the known defects and the approach to correction and upgrade.  Contact the ODMA Technical Coordinator with questions and to report any defects that you notice.


You're at the root of the ODMdev web site for the ActiveODMA Development Framework.  This top level is referred to as the front porch of the site.  Everything else is reachable by entry through the front porch (e.g., by browser navigation or by use of a URL that specifies a path below here). 

1. Construction Structure
2. Front-Porch Materials
3. Site Infrastructure
4. Content Sections

1. Construction Structure

The construction structure is the scaffolding of connected folders that is the framework on which content is developed and maintained.  During early development, navigation to content may be primarily via the construction structure.  Later, more-polished organizations will be overlaid.  The scaffolding never goes away, although it fades into the background.

Although ODMdev is anchored as a subweb of the ODMA Interoperability Exchange web site, it is organized as if it is an independent web site.

2. Front-Porch Materials

The root folder carries some individual pages that anchor the construction structure and provide an entrance for navigation into the site over the Internet.

is the polished, professional-appearance entrance to the site.  When present, it is the home page.  It has enough provisional content so the site can be found and preliminary materials examined.
is this construction-structure page.  It is also the default home page in the absence of  default.htm.
is the Construction Zone at the front porch.  It is the top-level construction zone of the entire site.  Additional pages may be accessed from that page.
is a summary of the nature and purpose of the ODMdev site.  It serves as a classier "about" page than this index.htm.  It may be linked from default.htm.

3. Site Infrastructure

These folders exist to support the creation and use of site content.  They are part of the Construction Structure.

is a reserved folder for working data that is sometimes created by applications of the web site.  The common usage is for data captured from forms.  This folder and the images/ folder are automatically included in every site that is built using Microsoft FrontPage extensions.
is the Construction Material section of the ODMdev site, providing materials and reference information about the construction of the site.  The material is about the plumbing and the "how it's done" of the site.  It includes templates that are used in the presentation of content throughout the site.  This material is preserved and maintained as part of the site itself. 
is the folder that is used by convention for images that are referred to by pages throughout the site.  Not all images are kept in this folder, but those that have general use on content pages are carried here.

4. Content Sections

Additional folders deliver content that is part of projects of the ODMdev ODMA Development Framework.  ODMdev.htm provides a synopsis of this material.

This construction structure page is part of the engineering, construction management, maintenance, and infrastructure for ODMdev.  You are welcome to explore this and other construction-information pages.   You'll need your hard hat and safety shoes.

Revision History:
0.01 2007-08-14-13:19 Provide Repaved Construction Structure Content
The root section Construction Structure is repaved and this page updated to reflect the approach adopted for the 2007-07-24 repaving project.  This style will be propagated throughout the site and also used for other nfoCentrale.net sites as they are also repaved.
0.00 2005-03-11-19:09 Placeholder
A basic index.htm is provided as a placeholder.  The content is boilerplate from an existing site.

Construction Zone (Hard Hat Area)
Creative Commons License You are navigating ODMdev construction structure.
This work is licensed under a
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created 2005-03-11-19:09 -0800 (pst) by orcmid
$$Author: Orcmid $
$$Date: 08-04-23 21:13 $
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