Introductory WWW Bibliography
SLAC 17 Jun 1995
Here're some documents to help you get started using,
understanding, installing, and implementing
WorldWideWeb is also known as WWW, W3, or the Web.
It's even sometimes known by the name of the
e.g., MidasWWW or Mosaic.
You may also find the
Or consider joining a
- WWW FAQ
- Comprehensive FAQ
on WWW. Takes a long time to load.
- WWW Glossary
- Glossary of hypertext terms used within the WWW Project.
- SLAC Beam Line 94
- Web concepts, history, uses, and developments by Tony Johnson (Fall).
See also classic papers by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau at
"Computing in HEP 92"
and another 1992
by Berners-Lee, Cailliau, Groff, and Pollermann.
- Line-Mode Browser
Status and instructions for running the CERN line-mode client, the bare
bones way of getting started.
Most people use more powerful
Instructions for running the CERN httpd server.
- HTTP Specs
Internet Draft proposing upgrades to the HyperText Transfer Protocol
- HTML 2 Spec
Current spec of the IETF working group for the HyperText Markup
Language (HTML) Level 2.0 and related documents.
HTML is an
See also more
proposals for HTML rendering.
- HTML Primer
"A Beginner's Guide to HTML" from
- 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.
- CGI Overview
- An overview of the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) for running
external programs (gateways) under an information server (today an
- Style Guide
- Tim Berners-Lee's hypertext "Style Guide."
Consider also Christine Quinn's points on the
- 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.
Check out conferences like the
and subsequent International Conferences on the WorldWideWeb!
For information on creating Web pages or supplying related
services at SLAC, read about
This page evolved from one written by Bebo White and Louise Addis.