SLAC 18 Dec 1994
SLAC uses the
service to provide
access to a wide range of material at SLAC and elsewhere
around the globe. Some information is presented as hypertext.
With it you may not only read a screen from beginning
to end, but
also jump to related information from highlighted text like
this if you select it with your mouse
(GUI) or enter the attached number (line-mode).
When you come to the end of a WWW page, move the scroll bar down
(GUI) or press the "enter", or sometimes the "return", key
(line-mode) to get to the next page.
WWW provides access to many information sources other than
You may directly query data bases like
items and plain text files,
and other network information systems,
look at images and movies, listen to speeches,
and invoke commands--as these sources have been made accessible to WWW.
See the Internet and SLAC Home Page (links below)
for two collections of hypertext links to many of these services.
Material from remote locations is retrieved over the
and may actually reside almost anywhere in the world.
The point of origin is often not communicated to you.
WWW is a highly distributed, client-server application.
You use a client called a "browser" (like
Mosaic for Macintosh)
browsers are available,
or line-mode style for various platforms
including UNIX, Macintosh, NeXT, PC, VM, and VMS.
WorldWideWeb information is particularly dynamic. Over time links may
move around on a page, migrate to others, or be removed entirely
as more appropriate locations are found, links become obsolete,
or they are superceded by improved ones.
for updates to SLAC's WWW pages,
for more system-related modifications, and
SLAC WWW Server Statistics
for usage data.
Other SLAC Introductory Information
You may find the following panels helpful in learning about SLAC
and related resources that have been made available to the WorldWideWeb:
- The institution. Or take a physical
- Some general information.
- Using the HEP
- Getting started with the Macintosh.
- Getting started with PCs.
- Getting started with UNIX and
- Roaming the Internet.
- Local Area
- Finding out about local area resources.
Other Introductory Information
Here're some other panels to help learn about WWW:
- Frequently asked questions and answers about WWW
- Introductory annotated bibliography on WorldWideWeb
- Cyberspace Guide
- "Entering the World-Wide Web: A Guide to Cyberspace,"
a compendium of WWW information from Kevin Hughes. Covers introductory
through reference material.
- To be announced...
SLAC Home Page
The SLAC Home Page is a view of the WorldWideWeb from SLAC.
A good place to start working on the Web is from its
SLAC Information (Including SPIRES)
section and subsequent ones.
This page is intended for "learners" about WWW at SLAC and evolved
from part of the original SLAC Home Page.