Introductory WWW Bibliography

SLAC 17 Jun 1995

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.

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 overview 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 browsers today.
Server Guide
Instructions for running the CERN httpd server.
HTTP Specs
Internet Draft proposing upgrades to the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
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 SGML document type. See also more references, especially style sheet proposals for HTML rendering.
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 and subsequent 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.