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The WEB empowerment book : an introduction and connection guide to the Internet and the World-Wide Web

Author: Ralph Abraham; Frank Arnoud Jas; Willard Russell
Publisher: Santa Clara, Calif. : TELOS, ©1995.
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Deals with World Wide Web (WWW), a hypertext-linked system, which enables Internet users to navigate readily through a maze of Web servers and providers. This practical "how-to" book explains how to  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Abraham; Frank Arnoud Jas; Willard Russell
ISBN: 0387944311 9780387944319
OCLC Number: 32517658
Description: xxxi, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 An Introduction to the World-Wide Web.- 1 Introduction.- 1.1 The history of the Internet.- 1.2 Two classes of people.- 1.3 Five steps in the evolution of the WWW.- 1.4 Personal computing in the 1980s.- 1.6 Four levels of citizenship.- 1.7 A miniature WWW FAQ.- 1.8 The plan of this book.- 1.9 Our mission.- 2 A Brief Tour.- 2.1 The population of India.- 2.2 The secret is good guessing.- 2.3 Backtracking.- 2.4 What is unique to the WWW.- 2.5 How can I use it if I don't know what's there.- 2.6 Chaos reigns in the Internet jungle.- 3 WWW Basics.- 3.1 The Internet at level.- 3.2 Enter hypertext: the WWW.- 3.3 WWW modes: http, gopher, ftp, wais, telnet.- 3.4 URLs: addresses on the WWW.- 3.5 File types on the WWW.- 3.6 Multimedia displayers.- 3.7 The difference between HTML and http.- 4 Hypertext.- 4.1 What is hypertext.- 4.2 Your first jump.- 4.3 A file is one long page.- 4.4 Hot text and jumps.- 4.5 HTML format and anchors.- 4.6 Inline graphics, cold.- 4.7 Inline graphics, hot.- 4.8 Inline hypergraphics (maps, imagemaps).- 4.9 Side-window jumps.- 4.10 Hotlists and bookmarks.- 4.11 Forms.- 5 Hypermedia.- 5.1 Traffic.- 5.2 Speed limits.- 5.3 The future of the Internet.- 5.4 Graphics formats and displayers.- 5.5 Sound formats and players.- 5.6 Movie formats and players.- 5.7 Other file types.- 2 Empowerment for the World-Wide Web.- 6 Internet Access Providers.- 6.1 The real obstacle.- 6.2 What is the difference between SLIP and PPP.- 6.3 Alternatives to SLIP or PPP.- 6.4 List of Internet Access Providers by state.- 7 How To Get Connected.- 7.1 Level 1: No WWWay.- 7.2 Level 0: ASCII and you shall receive.- 7.3 Level 1: have modem will travel.- 7.4 Level 2: SLIP me up Scotty (Windows).- 7.5 Level 2: SLIP me up Scotty (Macintosh).- 7.6 Level 3: Jacked in and ready for action.- 7.7 Level 4: Totally WWWebbed.- 8 Macintosh Bootstrap.- 8.1 From level 2 to level.- 8.2 From level 1 to level.- 8.3 Configuring MacTCP and InterSLIP.- 8.4 Internet addresses.- 8.5 What is a network gateway.- 8.6 Activating an InterSLIP connection.- 8.7 Using PPP instead of SLIP.- 8.8 Insisting on software, support, and access.- 8.9 Creating an InterSLIP gateway script.- 9 Windows Bootstrap (Commercial).- 9.1 Internet in a Box, aka the Air Series.- 9.2 Chameleon.- 9.3 TCP/Connect II.- 9.4 Buckle down WinSocky.- 9.5 The future of Windows networking.- 10 Windows Bootstrap (Shareware).- 10.2 Installing Trumpet WinSock.- 10.3 Adding a new Windows workgroup.- 10.4 Sample Trumpet WinSock connection script.- 10.5 Configuring TCP-Man.- 10.6 Configuring Netscape.- 10.7 32-bit computing with Windows.- 10.8 Can you see through Windoze.- 3 Beginning UNIX.- 11 UNIX Basics.- 11.1 What is UNIX.- 11.2 Advantages of UNIX.- 11.3 Disadvantages of UNIX.- 11.4 Logging in.- 11.5 Documentation conventions.- 11.6 Simple commands.- 11.7 The UNIX tool box.- 11.8 The online manual.- 12 Files and Directories.- 12.1 The UNIX file system.- 12.2 The file hierarchy.- 12.3 Filenaming conventions.- 12.4 Copy and move commands.- 12.5 Permissions.- 12.6 The chmod command.- 13 E-Mail.- 13.1 The UNIX mail program.- 13.2 Introduction to e-mail addresses.- 13.3 Receiving e-mail.- 13.4 The biff program.- 13.5 Sending e-mail.- 13.6 World-wide computer networks.- 13.7 E-mail replies to messages.- 14 Shared Data: Internetworking.- 14.1 Transferring files between machines.- 14.2 Multi-file transfers using UNIX.- 14.3 ftp, file transfer program.- 14.4 Anonymous ftp.- 14.5 File archiving.- 15 The UNIX Shell.- 15.1 Introduction to the C-Shell.- 15.2 Filename expansion.- 15.3 Aliases.- 16 Conclusion.- Appendices.- 1 WWW Glossary.- 2 Webography.- 3 Bibliography.
Responsibility: by Ralph Abraham, Frank Jas, and Willard Russell.
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