The XML page cannot be displayed, or similar. What's wrong?
How do I use Subversion/SVN with this site?
Someone will have told you to use or go to a location whose address begins with https://scc-forge.lancaster.ac.uk/svn-repos/. These addresses allow you to both browse the repositories on the Web and to make copies of the code from there. Simply plug the address into your Subversion client, and ask it to check out a working copy.
For the command line, this usually means entering a command like this:
svn checkout https://scc-forge.lancaster.ac.uk/svn-repos/repo/trunk repo
You may be prompted to accept a self-signed certificate, or for credentials.
It's also possible to access SVN repositories via SSH.
Please see the external links on SVN for more details, including alternative clients and plugins for IDEs.
For some pages, all I get isThe XML page cannot be displayed, or similar. What's wrong?
Most of the dynamic pages on this site are not HTML, but XML with an XSLT template to transform it into HTML. Your browser is expected to perform this transformation itself.
Browsers that support XSLT include:
I'm being prompted for a username and password. What credentials should I give?
There are two possibilities:
If you are a member of Lancaster University (staff or student), you should have received details of a ‘Windows’ account in the LANCS domain, which is also usable on this site.
Just give your username and password; don't use the LANCS\ prefix.
You can also use your @lancaster.ac.uk email address instead of your username.
Members of other organizations (for example, partners in research projects) can be given courtesy accounts which are only valid on this site. A Lancaster-based participant in such a project will provide those accounts as required.
Account credentials consist of email address and password. Some users also have a username, but new users do not get one.
How do I log out?
You don't need to; you're not really logged in. Your browser resends credentials with each request (as part of HTTP authentication), so you just have to stop it doing that. It will probably stop when you quit the browser.