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General Cascade Server FAQs

  • Which Browsers can I use with Cascade Server?
  • Can non-technical users create content using Cascade Server?
  • Is Cascade Server customizable?
  • What happens to our web site when Cascade Server is undergoing maintenance?
  • Does Cascade Server support fail over transfer?
  • Does Cascade Server validate content?
  • Can Cascade Server automatically archive content?
  • How should content managed in Cascade Server be backed up?
  • Is content created with Cascade Server accessible?

Integrating Cascade with Other Tools

  • Does Cascade Server integrate with Analytics?
  • Can 3rd Party Data be used in Cascade Server
  • Can Cascade Server export XML for other applications?
  • How is content managed with Cascade Server indexed?
  • Does Cascade Server integrate with Active Directory?
  • Does Cascade Server integrate with Pubcookie?

Importing an Existing Site / Creating a New Site

  • Can I Import an Existing Web Site with Cascade Server?
  • What's the easiest way to create a new site with Cascade?

Global Area to Site Migration

  • When/Why would I need to perform a Site migration?
  • What is the advantage of migrating to a Site?
  • If we have folders for each department, is it a good idea to migrate each department into its own Site?
  • If I have multiple Sites that share the same configurations, do I need to make copies of each and place them in individual folders?
  • In addition to creating companyabc.com as a Site, would it still be OK to create another Site as companyabc.com/news/ if it had its own workflows?
  • Would it be OK to keep a "Common" Site separate that keeps all common CSS and images?
  • What is the RegExp for inserting system-asset tags in CSS, JS, etc.?
  • Why is it that when you migrate a Site, Container structure is lost?
  • Why aren't Publish Sets migrated?
  • You demonstrated in your webinar a migration of a subfolder under the Base Folder. Could you migrate from the Base Folder level?
  • If I'm using the same CSS file across multiple Sites, how do I continue to make updates without having to copy these changes across each Site?
  • Is it possible to create an internal link between Sites? (We manage several subdomains with Cascade)
  • Is it possible to remove the Base Folder in a Site?
  • Will unused Targets and Configuration Sets be migrated to the Site as well?
  • Can several Sites publish to the same server?
  • Is there a need for setting explicit group folders and access rights after creating a Site?
  • Is the ability to copy an entire site still available?
  • Why when migrating a scaffolded Site, why aren't access rights migrated?
  • Will we be able to move a Site into another Site in thae future? What about copying assets between Sites?

FAQs by Concept

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Accessibility Checker

  • What is the Accessibility Checker?
  • Is content created with Cascade Server accessible?
  • Does Cascade Server validate content?


  • What is an Action?


  • What is an Administrator?
  • What skills do I need to administer an implementation of Cascade Server?

Advanced Search

  • What is an Advanced Search?
  • Can I search for content in Cascade Server?

Advanced Tab

  • What is an Advanced Tab?


  • What is an Approver?

Asset Archive

  • What is an Asset Archive?

Asset Factory

  • What is an Asset Factory?


  • What is an Asset?
  • Can assets be copied?
  • How do I break an asset lock?

Audit Trail

  • What is an Audit Trail?


  • What is Authentication?

Available System Tags

  • What are Available System Tags?

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Base Folder

  • What is the Base Folder?

Basic Search

  • What is the Basic Search?
  • Can I Search for content in Cascade Server?


  • What is a Block?
  • Can I call a <system-region> from a block/stylesheet?


  • What are Breadcrumbs?

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Check In and Out

  • What is Check In and Out?


  • What are Components?


  • What is a Configuration?

Configuration Set

  • What is a Configuration Set?


  • What is a Container?

Content Type

  • What is a Content Type?


  • What is a Contributor?


  • What is CSS?

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  • What is the Dashboard?

Database Publishing

  • What is Database Publishing?

Data Definition

  • What is a Data Defintion?
  • Does Cascade Server offer Structured Authoring?


  • What is a Destination?

Dynamic Navigation

  • What is Dynamic Navigation?
  • What type of site navigation can be created with Cascade Server?

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External Link

  • What is an External Link?

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  • What is a file?
  • How does Document Management work?
  • How does Cascade Server import static files?
  • Can I edit images managed by Cascade Server?
  • How are images handled in Cascade Server?
  • What file types does Cascade Server support?

File Override

  • What is a File Override?

File Upload

  • What is a File Upload?
  • How does Cascade Server import Static Files?
  • How are Files Uploaded into Cascade Server?


  • What is a Folder?
  • How do Folder Access Rights Work?

Form Builder

  • What is a Form Builder?
  • Can I use Cascade Server to create online Forms?

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Graphic User Interface

  • What is a Graphic User Interface?


  • What is a Group?

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History Page

  • What is the History Page?

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Index Block

  • What is an Index Block?
  • How do I create a 'current page' index block?

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  • What is a Keyword?

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Link Checker

Load Balancing

  • What is Load Balancing?
  • Does Cascade Server support Load Balancing?

Log In and Out

  • What is Log In and Out?

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  • What is a Manager?


  • What is a Menu?


  • What is a Message?


  • What is Metadata?
  • Does Cascade Server include Metadata for content?
  • How do I access the metadata of the page I'm currently on?

Metadata Sets

  • What is a Metadata Set?

Migrate Existing XML As Structured Content

  • What is Migrating XML as Structured Content?

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New Site Wizard

  • What is a New SIte Wizard?

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  • What is an output?
  • Can Cascade Server repurpose content for multiple outputs?


  • What is an Overlib?

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  • What is a Page?
  • What happens if I move a page to a different folder inside Cascade Server?


  • What is a Plug-In?


  • What is a Preview?
  • Can I Preview Pages in Cascade Server?


  • What is Previous-Next?

Production Server

  • What is a Production Server?


  • What is a Publisher?


  • What is Publishing?
  • Can Cascade Server automatically Publish and Retire content on a Schedule?
  • Can I schedule content to Publish at a later date?
  • How does Cascade Server tie into a Web Server?
  • How does Cascade Server support Secure Publishing?
  • Can Cascade Server be used with Multiple Web Servers?

Publish Triggers

  • What is a Publish Trigger?

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Quick Links

  • What is a Quick Link?

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Recent Pages

  • What is a Recent Page?


  • What is a Reference?

Relative Link

  • What is a Relative Link?


  • What is a Role?

RSS Feed

  • What is an RSS-Feed?

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Scripting Languages

  • What is a Scripting Language?
  • Does Cascade Server support Server-Side Includes?

Search and Replace

  • What is Search and Replace?

Site Index

  • What is a Site Index?

Spell Checker

  • What is a Spell Checker?
  • Does Cascade Server include a Spell Checker for content?

Staging Server

  • What is a Staging Server?


  • What is a Stylesheet?


  • What is Syndication?

System Preferences

  • What is a System Preference?

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  • What is a Target?


  • What is a Template?

Text Block

  • What is a Text Block?


  • What is a Transport?

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  • What is a User?
  • How many Users can Cascade Support?
  • How does Cascade Server support Multiple Users?
  • Does Cascade Server track User actions?

User ID

  • What is a User ID?

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  • What is a Version?
  • Does Cascade Server save version history for content?

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Web Services

Web Services Database Migration

  • What is Web Services Database Migration?


  • What is a Workflow?
  • How does Cascade Server handle Workflows and Approvals?
  • Is there a way to validate Worfklow and Data Definition XML outside of Cascade Server?
  • How are Workflow notifications and messages handled by Cascade Server?
  • How do I remove a workflow from an asset?

Workflow Action

  • What is a Workflow Action?

Workflow Trigger

  • What is a Workflow Trigger?


  • What is a WYSIWYG?
  • Can I select which formatting options appear in the WYSIWYG editor?
  • Can I edit the HTML directly from the WYSIWYG editor?

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  • What is an XHTML Block?

XML Block

  • What is an XML Block?

XML Feed Block

  • What is an XML Feed Block?

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Zip Archive

  • What is a Zip Archive?

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