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Friday 19 July 2013 by Patricia

This site has been developped with SPIP , a publishing system for the Internet.

SPIP consists of a bundle of files allowing to take advantage of a number of automated tasks: multi-user management, laying out articles without the need to use HTML, easily modifying the structure of the site. SPIP is a free software distributed under the General Public License (GPL). SPIP manages a magazine type site, i.e. made up mainly of articles and news items inserted in an arborescence of sections nested in each others. It completely separates and distributes three kinds of tasks over various players: the graphic design, the site editorial input through the submission of articles and news items and the site editorial management (which includes organising sections, validating articles submission?).

On June 19, 2007, this site was updated with SPIP 1.9.2 release. The templates have been redesigned, and now follow the W3C standards and accessibility guidelines more closely. The navigation interface has been rearranged. These templates have inclusions: three for the navigation menu by section, the header and the footer (which are repeated on each page) and two others for forums and petitions signatures.
SPIP’s forms have also been redesigned. For better accessibility, the forms render easily using CSS. The syndication feed templates (backend) are now in RSS 2.0 format. The graphic design was based on alternatives templates (on June 19, 2007).

On November 30, 2009, this site was moved into DMZ [1]. This should have no impact on visitors or redactors (main impact is for the webmaster).

On the 23rd of November 2010, this site was updated with SPIP 2.1.2 release. The templates have been redesigned. The graphic design was based on ahuntsic templates.

July 2012: the site is upgraded. It runs on SPIP 2.1.16.

On August 12, 2013, gmapdoc website benefits from a major technical upgrade (SPIP 3.0.11). The templates are redesigned.

[1In computer security, a DMZ, or demilitarized zone is a physical or logical subnetwork that contains and exposes an organization’s external services to a larger untrusted network, usually the Internet. The term is normally abbreviated to DMZ; also known as a Data Management Zone or Demarcation Zone or Perimeter Network. The purpose of a DMZ is to add an additional layer of security to an organization’s Local Area Network (LAN)


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