SLAC WWW Support
22 Dec 1995
SLAC Informational Pages
SLAC has created several central pages to inform you about aspects of SLAC's
Web and changes to it.
In addition to the basic material for guests and working members of the
SLAC community provided by the SLAC
Detailed Home Pages,
SLAC periodically announces major new pages or sets of them in
Significant updates are announced there, too.
for the current versions of browsers and servers endorsed at SLAC;
for major, system-related modifications; and
WWW Server Statistics
for SLAC usage data.
You may review reported problems in
You may also find the
Old SLAC Home Page and the
Test SLAC Home Page
To learn about SLAC's Web, see the
Pointers to authoring, testing, and other materials for
service providers at SLAC are summarized in the
SLAC Support Groups and People
The SLAC Web is supported in various ways by several groups and many
individuals at SLAC.
Key groups and their current pages are:
- The WWW Coordinating Committee, which is
responsible for developing and recommending policies and standards for the
- The WWW Institutional Page Committee where the SLAC Welcome Page and its
associated pages are designed.
- The WWW Style Committee where various stylistic issues
regarding SLAC pages are discussed.
See also its
- The WWW Technical Committee
where various technical, procedural, and policy issues are addressed.
For discussion summaries and action items, see
WWW-Tech Meeting Notes.
People throughout the Lab contribute pages to SLAC's Web. As
"owners," they are responsible not only for the pages'
initial contents and "look and feel," but also for long term maintenance.
SLAC WWW User's Group (SWUG)
is a forum to foster communication about the Web at SLAC among users and
maintainers through presentations, demonstrations, and discussions.
People on the various support committees participate and gather input from SWUG.
Everyone is welcome.
Listserv and Netnews
groups have also been created for discussion of issues, too.
In addition, you may address questions, comments, complaints, etc,
directly to the appropriate committee.
Support in the World
WWW Project was initiated at CERN.
People around the globe contribute.
In 1995 CERN turned over basic WWW development in Europe to the
At the time of writing (December 1995), INRIA and the MIT
Laboratory for Computer Science
jointly run the international
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
in collaboration with CERN.
Many standards activities are also underway.