Introductory WWW Bibliography
22 Dec 1995
Here're some documents to help you get started using,
understanding, installing, and implementing
World Wide Web is also known as WWW, W3, or the Web.
It's even sometimes known by the name of the
Introducing the World Wide Web
- WWW FAQ
- Comprehensive FAQ
Or check out the original,
by Tim Berners-Lee.
- 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 two classic 1992 papers, one
by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau at CHEP 92 and the second,
"World Wide Web: An Information Infrastructure for High-Energy Physics,"
by Berners-Lee, Cailliau, Groff, and Pollermann, presented at
Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems for High
Energy and Nuclear Physics, La Londe les Maures, France, Jan 13-18, 1992.
- Cyberspace Guide
- "Entering the World-Wide Web: A Guide to Cyberspace,"
a compendium of WWW information from Kevin Hughes.
- Line-Mode Browser
Status and instructions for running the W3C (originally, CERN)
line-mode client, the bare bones way of getting started.
Most people use more powerful
Instructions for obtaining and running the W3C (originally, the CERN)
Protocols and Languages
- HTTP Specs
Internet Draft proposing upgrades to the HyperText Transfer Protocol
- HTML 2 Spec
The HyperText Markup Language (HTML) 2.0 Proposed Standard from the HTML
Working Group of the IETF 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.
For the definitive words on URL, see RFC #1738
Uniform Resource Locators (URL)"
by Tim Berners-Lee, et al., and #1808
" Relative Uniform Resource Locators"
by R. Fielding.
- 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
Conventions and Administration
- Style Guide
- Tim Berners-Lee's hypertext "Style Guide."
Patrick J. Lynch's
Web Style Manual
and 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.
You may also find one of the
or other WWW
Or consider joining a
For a relatively comprehensive list of Web resources, see the
Computers and Internet:Internet:World Wide Web
entry in Yahoo!
Check out conferences like the
International WWW Conference Series,
too, first held in May, 1994.
For information on creating Web pages or supplying related
services at SLAC, read about