The DTI Web Site
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The data relative to teaching are entered and updated by the Students secretary. Please refer this office for questions about courses and teaching.
The information presented by the DTI web site is dynamically extracted from a relational database. The database relational structure is derived from a conceptual model of the underlying domain, which, in this case, consists of the scientific and teaching activities related to the DTI, as well as of general information on DTI people. This web site allows browsing in English or Italian and switching from one language to the other at any page. Browsing is organized along two user modes:
- Public mode. This mode gives access to information useful for researchers interested in the DTI scientific activity, and to information useful for students enrolled in our courses, as well as for students who are considering the possibility of enrolling in one of our programs. Public mode also provides general information on DTI (e.g., location, people, etc.).
- Internal mode (intranet). This mode is intended for DTI people only and, in addition to what can be seen in public mode, it gives access to internal services. More specifically, it provides additional information on people working at DTI, information on the internal structure and local committees, internal documents, internal announcements, and access to applications intended to simplify internal procedures.
There is also data stored in the database that is not published in either modes, but that is used for other services, and that is accessible through a content management system automatically generated by ERW starting from an entity-relationship diagram specified by an ERL file.Department Research Teaching Intranet External Links
- General Information
- Degree Courses
- Students secretary
- Piano degli studi (in Italian)
- Information for prospective and new students
- Student Guide
- Final thesis and exam
- Classes and Exams calendar
- Timetable for this semester
- Office Hours
- Timetable for the rooms
- Internship Announcements
- Videorecorded lessons
- Students activities
- Committees (in Italian)
The font size used in this site is not fixed; rather, it depends on your browser preferences. Using the configuration menu each user can change the font size at will.
The site has been implemented using "light" techniques that provide high data access speed and throughput. Slow access is due uniquely to bad browser configuration, slow connection or firewalls. In particular, it is wise to avoid proxies whose bandwidth is not known, and, for internal users, to disable proxies inside the domain "dsi.unimi.it" by using the appropriate browser configuration options.
The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) was founded in October 1994 to lead the
World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that
promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. Services provided by the
Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for
developers and users; reference code implementations to embody and promote
standards; and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of
new technology. Initially, the W3C was established in collaboration with
where the Web originated, with support from
The DTI web site has been implemented strictly following the standards promoted
by the W3C, and using extensively the tools it provides; as an example, you can
the syntax of the page came from.
The DTI web site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to enhance the presentation.
CSS is a Recommendation from the World Wide Web Consortium that gives authors and
readers more control over the look and layout of HTML & XML documents.
Using CSS, the HTML code becomes much simpler and more manageable; using
relative measurements you can style your documents to look
good on any monitor at any resolution; you have finer and more predictable
control over presentation; you can define the look of a site in one place, and
change the whole site by changing just the one file; finally, people with
obsolete browsers can still see your pages.
Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally
created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of
developers around the world. Linux is an independent POSIX
implementation and includes true multitasking, virtual
memory, shared libraries, demand loading, proper memory
management, TCP/IP networking, and other features
consistent with Unix-type systems. Developed under the
GNU General Public License, the source code for Linux is
freely available to everyone.
Apache is the most widely used web server available today, both in the
proprietary and in the open-source categories. It is a de facto
standard: it provides a powerful, flexible, HTTP/1.1 (RFC2068) compliant web
server; it is highly configurable and extensible; it provides full source code
and comes with an unrestrictive license.
PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) based on POSTGRES, Version 4.2, developed at the University of California at Berkeley Computer Science Department. The POSTGRES project, led by Professor Michael Stonebraker, was sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Army Research Office (ARO), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and ESL, Inc.
PostgreSQL is an open-source descendant of this original Berkeley code. It provides SQL92/SQL99 language support and other modern features.
PHP dinamically generates web pages, and in particular provides sophisticated
tools to integrate the web server and data base management systems. Much of its
syntax is borrowed from C, Java and Perl, with a couple of unique PHP-specific
HTML-oriented features. It is distributed under the
GNU General Public License.
The ht://Dig system is a complete world wide web indexing and searching system for a domain or intranet.
It is not meant to replace the need for powerful internet-wide search systems like Lycos, Infoseek, Google
and AltaVista. Instead it is meant to cover the search needs for a single company, campus, or even a particular
sub section of a web site.
PNG (pronounced "ping") is the Portable Network Graphics format, a format for
storing images. Unofficially its acronym stands for "PNG's Not
GIF". PNG was designed to be the successor to the once-popular GIF format,
which became decidedly less popular right around New Year's Day 1995 when
Unisys and CompuServe suddenly announced that programs implementing GIF would
require royalties, because of Unisys' patent on the LZW compression method used
in GIF. The PNG format was developed on the Internet as an alternative format,
and it is endorsed as the web standard bitmap-graphics format by the World Wide Web Consortium. The DTI web site is