About This Site

Welcome to the De La Salle University Web Site. This is the 8th version of web site (design & development) since the first one was uploaded on the gopher server on December, 1994.

The Web Development Team of the Information Technology Services Office (ITS) designs and maintains the presentation and the systems development. The Office for Strategic Communications (STRATCOM) provided some contents and photographs.

Web Development & Design

One of the newest features of this site is the use of Really Simple Syndication (RSS) version 2.0 as the standard format for content sharing. Most of the pages use Microsoft’s Active Server Page (ASP) and the advanced ASP.Net technologies. Some pages are generated using queries from Structured Query Language (SQL) and Oracle databases.

The web site conforms to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specifications and guidelines. All pages are validated XHTML 1.0 Strict compliant. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Levels 1 and 2 are also used in this site. These standards make all pages accessible to all users, including people who are vision-impaired, have hearing, physical, cognitive and neurological disabilities, across most web browsers and output devices.

Explanation of WAI Level Single A Conformance  Check the validity of this site's XHTML  Check the validity of this site's CSS  Validate RSS 

Why XHTML 1.0 Strict?

XHTML 1.0 is an improvement on HTML 4.01 in XML framework. XHTML 1.0, at present, has three (3) versions: Strict, Transitional and Frameset. Each is equal in scope to the corresponding HTML 4.01 version. XHTML 1.0 Strict requires documents to be well-formed. This is the same to HTML 4.01 Strict in XML form. Strict specification imposes the use of CSS formatting in place of outdated HTML styles. Bad coding practices in HTML Transitional specifications are cleaned out in the process. XHTML 1.0 Transitional allows phased out elements and old HTML attributes such as <center>, <u>, <strike>, and <applet> which are not found in Strict rendering.

All pages in the DLSU-Manila Web Site are valid documents which conform to XHTML 1.0 Strict specification. Valid documents follow web standards and have higher probability to render properly across most browsers and platforms. All web pages in the DLSU-Manila site can be checked for validity with the W3C Markup Validation Service. However, this still does not ensure perfect cross-browser compatibility.

Web Accessibility

De La Salle University strives to make its web site accessible to all users, including people who are vision impaired, have hearing, physical, cognitive and neurological disabilities. This is an on-going activity to reach the widest audience possible.

Web Site Awards

Labelled with ICRA

ICRA logoThis web site is labelled with Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA). DLSU encourages parents to make choices (not censorship) about what are (and are not) appropriate online information for children of different ages. For this advocacy, DLSU Web Development Team integrated content labels to every web page's meta tags. Content Labels generated by ICRA conform to an W3C's standard known as PICS (or the Platform for Internet Content Selection).

The ICRA is an international, non-profit organization that empowers the public, especially parents, to make informed decisions about electronic media by means of the open and objective labelling of web content. DLSU supports ICRA's dual aims to:

  • protect children from potentially harmful material; and,
  • to protect free speech on the internet.

Note: For Microsoft Internet Explorer users, the contents from this web site can be filtered using your browser's Content Advisor.

Page Information
Domain Names (URL): dlsu.edu.ph
dlsu.ph (alternate)
Content Type: text/html
Document Type (DTD): XHTML 1.0 Strict
XML Namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
Render Mode: Standards Compliance Mode
Source: Browser's Memory Cache
Encoding: UTF-8 (8-bit Unicode Transformation Format)
Page Size (Average): 21.15 KB (21,654 bytes)
Search Facility: * Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) for non-profit organization
Notice: DLSU's subscription to Visual Sciences Search (Omniture's acquired search company formerly known as WebSideStory/Atomz) and Google Public Search (formerly known as University Search) have been discontinued since last December 10, 2007.
Media: * SWF - Macromedia Flash format (version 7 & above)
* WMV - Windows Media Video (Microsoft proprietary streaming video technology). Advanced Stream Redirector format (ASX) is used to store a list of Windows Media files to play during a multimedia presentation.
Web Site Identity & Encryption: The public site (www.dlsu.edu.ph) has no encryption. Some parts of the web site such as My.LaSalle Portal (my.dlsu.edu.ph) supports high-grade encryption & authentication for the secure pages. The identity of this site (MLS) has been verified by VeriSign Trust Network, a certificate authority you trust for this purpose.

Questions & Comments

For specific web development and publishing inquiries, you may send your comments and suggestions to the DLSU Webmaster. For online publications such as University newsletters, handbooks, brochures and the likes, you may consult the Director for Operations of Office for Strategic Communications.

Some University offices, faculty and organizations design and maintain their respective web sites.

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