Web Managers Guidelines
Web managers and others who wish to link to chapters or pages in the catalog, see the important guidelines below.
To keep links to the University Catalog current (with the least amount of maintenance), we ask that everyone linking to the catalog from their own personal, program, college, or department Web pages use a “generic Web address.” That is, when linking to any information in the catalog, do not use the specific catalog year (07, 09, 11, etc).
Do not use: http://catalog.csuchico.edu/viewer/11/math/. This address includes the specific year format, which will become outdated.
Instead, use: http://catalog.csuchico.edu/viewer/math/ (inserting the appropriate program for your link in place of “math”). This format will always point to the most recent information.
To link to a specific degree option or pattern follow this example: http://catalog.csuchico.edu/viewer/CHAPTER/PROGRAM_CODE.html#OPTION_CODE.So, for the English BA Option in Literature the URL should read: http://catalog.csuchico.edu/viewer/ENGL/ENGLNONEUN.html#ENGLLITRBA.
We use URL rewriting to point the url to where the information is really located for the current catalog, but the generic URL remains the same even as the information in the file is updated. By using the generic Web address, the link will always point to the most current catalog year, and it won’t be necessary to change your links each time a new catalog is published.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
University Catalog Editor
Academic Publications and Scheduling Services, 0720