Web Standards

Web Technical Standards

Penn Medicine Academic Computing Services (PMACS) department of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

PSOM Web Server Environment: Apache/Unix, PHP, Oracle/mySQL* (latest versions)

* Please note that the use of PHP, Oracle, and mySQL on the main Perelman School of Medicine web server (http://www.med.upenn.edu) is restricted to the PMACS Development Team. For those within the Perelman School of Medicine who require advanced programming services, we have a separate "hosting.med" web server running PHP and mySQL. Users on this server are required to have a background in PHP and mySQL development. PMACS can provide information on the unique features to the server and how it fits into the University environment, but development in PHP and use of mySQL are self-guided.

Specifications shown here are for general internet sites; specifications for intranet sites vary based on the site's target audience.

Minimum Coding Standards: HTML5 and CSS3

Internet Browser Specifications and Desktop Operating Systems: For all externally-focused sites we follow the current University recommendations.  (Note that some internally-facing sites no longer support IE11.)

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