Glossary

This glossary explains the meaning of the most important terms used in conjunction with Infopark CMS Fiona.

base folder The file in the folder hierarchy of which all other files in the folder hierarchy are subfiles.
blob In the context of versions, "blob" refers to the main content field. In the context of the export, it mostly refers to the export data generated from a file.
channel Documents mostly grouped by topic. These documents are offered to the website visitors as news.
custom command Tcl script offered to the users of the Content Navigator as a menu command or as a wizard.
document A file type. In the version of a file of this type, standard parts of future web pages are stored, HTML texts or scripts, for example.
editor The user who currently edits a file (i. e. its drafts version)
export Time- or administrator-controlled process in which web pages are generated from the released versions of objects. For this, layouts are used. The export is normally followed by the publication process. → file.
field Fields are used to store administative data or content data in files. → File field, version field.
field group A named set of fields. Fields and such sets are assigned to file formats. → field and file format.
file Files have contents in the form of versions). A version again contains fields. Every file has a file type. The most important object type is the folder. Folders can have subfiles and thus form the file hierarchy, also called folder hierarchy, analogous to directories in a file system. → field.
file field File fields hold administrative data such as the file's name and its file format. These fields are predefined (built-in) and cannot be defined by the customers. → file.
file format File formats determine the initial properties of files, for example their type and their attributes. When a file is created, its file format must be specified as a starting point. → field.
file type The type of a file determines the type of data the versions of the file can hold and thus the file’s purpose. There are 5 types: folder (can contain subfiles), document (textual content), resource (all kinds of files for download), image (images), and layout (for the export).
folder A file type. Only files of this type can have subfiles. Folders structure the files hierarchically.
image A file type. Files of this type can hold image files in the GIF, JPG, and PNG formats. → file.
job Manually or time-controlled Tcl script. Such scripts are normally used to accomplish system-related tasks, for example the export.
layout A file type. During the export, files of this type serve as schemes. They help to unify the layout and to keep maintenance efforts low. The export can be controlled using NPSOBJ instructions in layout files. Insofar, layout files are similar to scripts. → NPSOBJ instruction.
live user Name under which you can log-in to the webserver to access the website.
live user group Name under which several live users can be grouped together. Document access permission can be given to such groups.
log The log tracks who has performed which actions with which files or versions. → file
main content Built-in version field meant to hold the main information of the web page generated during the export.
NPS Historical Name of the Infopark Web Content Management System this glossary is about (Network Productivity System).
Navigator, Content Navigator Name of the HTML GUI (user interface) from version 5.5 upwards. From version 6.0 "Content Navigator"
NPSOBJ instruction Pseudo HTML element, mostly used in layouts to query, compute, and output version components during the export. → version, export, layout.
permission There are file-specific and global permissions. File-specific permissions can be given to user groups to control their access to files. Global permissions can be given to individual users and to user groups to allow them to perform system-related tasks (such as managing users).
resource A file type. Files of this type can hold data of any type which are normally offered to the website visitors for download (PDF files, for example). → file.
start layout File of the layout type. The start layout is invoked first when files are exported. → file, layout.
task A file currently subject to a workflow and to which a workflow action can be applied ("edit" or "sign", for example).
user Name under which you can log-in to a CMS server.
user field Named property of a user, for example her address. All user fields are assigned to all users. The individual values can be entered by an administrator.
user group Name under which several users can be grouped together. Object specific permissions can be given to user groups to control object access. → user.
version Most important part of a file. Consists of fields used to compose the web page when the corresponding file is exported. There are draft, committed, and released versions. Only released versions can be exported. → export.
version field There are predefined (built-in) and additional (custom) version fields. Both types serve as data sources during the export. → version.
wizard A sequence of dialog pages made available as a menu command in the GUI to simplify processes (such as creating files). A wizard is based on a Tcl script called by the GUI when the command is executed.
workflow A named sequence of steps to be applied when a file’s version is to be modified (for example "edit", "sign", "release"). Workflow names are assigned to file formats and are passed from there to files as they are created. → file.