The World Wide Web
The WorldWideWeb (W3) is the universe of network-accessible information,
an embodiment of human knowledge.
It is an initiative started at
CERN, now with many participants.
It has a body of software, and a set of protocols and conventions.
W3 uses hypertext and multimedia techniques to make the web easy for anyone to
roam, browse, and contribute to.
The W3 Consortium
now ensures the continued interopability which is W3 though
its rapid evolution.
This is run by MIT
in the context of
joint initiative involving CERN and MIT.
Everything there is to know about W3 is linked directly or indirectly to
What's out there?
- Pointers to the world's online information, subjects, W3 servers, etc.
- WWW Software Products
- What there is and how to get it:
libwww and tools.
- News groups, WWW mail
addresses, how to contact
the WWW Team, W3
first, second, and third WWW conferences.
- Paper documentation on W3 and references.
- Project background
History, why the W's are green
- How can I help?
- If you would like to support or add to the web..
- Getting CERN code
- Getting the code by anonymous FTP, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
- If you can't find it above or below
(old small list).
- How to provide data
- How can I make
my own data available on the web?
- Ideas for new projects,
things people are doing.
Specs, Tutorials, etc:
- All available information on Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
and related protocols.
- HTML format
- The markup language used
for some documents and for search
- Pointers to information, specs, FAQ etc.
- Access Authorization
- Document protection
- Common Gateway Interface
- The interface
between httpd servers (CERN's and
NCSA's at least) and user-written
gateways to other database systems,
- Addressing (URLs)
- The syntax of W3
- A searchable index of all the papers from the Conference are now
available on the Web
- Design Issues
- Discussions of decisions
to be made when designing or selecting
a hypertext/IR system. See also related
- Working notes
- Work in progress at
the drawing board, notes of meetings
etc. Additions welcome: send URLs
- Some internet/usenet newsgroups
of possible interest to the WorldWideWeb
- Coding standards
- A basic style guide
for W3 code contributors. If you
write code, read this!
- Using CVS in WWW
- A guide to setting
up the code management system for
for those hacking the code.
- Test data
- A collection of data for