Oxweb Silktide guidance

Silktide is the web platform available for use by Oxweb moderators and editors, to check web pages for accuracy - for example, spelling mistakes and broken links - and to ensure that accessibility standards are achieved.

It is the responsibility of the moderators and editors to ensure that their pages are accurate and that the content meets accessibility standards to comply with current legislation. Some issues of accessibility are dealt with at a platform level. Other issues may be reported by Silktide, but are beyond the scope of the editor to fix.

Moderators and editors can be given access to check the reporting for their section. If other users need to be added they should be requested to webmaster@ox.ac.uk, and these will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Users can receive an automated email from Silktide with a report giving issues found on their site. This can be sent every week or monthly. To ask for this to be set up email webmaster@ox.ac.uk.

Crawls of the site to check for issues occur as standard every five days. If an intermediate crawl is required, this can be requested by email to webmaster@ox.ac.uk, however, note that crawls are a lengthy process, and new results may not be seen until the following day.