Introductory WWW Bibliography

SLAC 6 Dec 1994

Here're some documents to help you get started using, understanding, installing, and implementing WorldWideWeb services. WorldWideWeb is also known as WWW, W3, or the Web. It's even sometimes known by the name of the browser being used, e.g., MidasWWW or Mosaic.

Experimental FAQ on WWW.
WWW Glossary
Glossary of hypertext terms used within the WWW Project.
CHEP 92 Paper
Summary and status by Tim B-L at "Computing in HEP 92".
Overview of WWW
1992 paper by Berners-Lee, Cailliau, Groff, and Pollermann.
WWW and Gopher
Comparison of WWW and Gopher.
Line-Mode Browser
Status and instructions for running the CERN line-mode client, the bare bones way of getting started.
Server Guide
Instructions for running the CERN httpd server in hypertext or Postscript.
HTTP Specs
Internet Draft proposing upgrades to the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
HTML 1 Specs
Internet Draft on the HyperText Markup Language (HTML) Level 1. HTML is an SGML document type. See also more references, with suggested enhancements.
HTML Primer
"A Beginner's Guide to HTML" from NCSA.
URL Primer
"A Beginner's Guide to URLs," originally from Marc Andreessen. (URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator.)
Forms Summary
Fill-out forms support for Mosaic for X from NCSA. (Applicable elsewhere.)
CGI Overview
An overview of the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) for running external programs (gateways) under an information server (today an HTTP server).
Style Guide
Tim Berners-Lee's hypertext "Style Guide." Consider also Christine Quinn's points on the corporate image.
NASA Web Info Administration
"A Suggested Framework for Administering NASA's Web Information Hypermedia," a draft white paper incorporating feedback from several sources by Elizabeth Feinler.
Cyberspace Guide
"Entering the World-Wide Web: A Guide to Cyberspace," a compendium of WWW information from Kevin Hughes.
You may also find the comp.infosystems.www.users and related newsgroups interesting. Or consider joining a mailing list.

Check out conferences like the First and Second International Conferences on the WorldWideWeb!

For information on creating Web pages or supplying related services at SLAC, read about WWW resources.

This page evolved from one written by Bebo White and Louise Addis.