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- Alex description: NIR (Networked Information Retrieval) description of Alex (ftp://alex.sp.cs.cmu.edu/usr0/anon/doc/NIR.Tool)
- Alex Web Page: Alex FTP Filesystem (ftp://alex.sp.cs.cmu.edu/usr0/anon/www/alex.html)
- Alex document: (ftp://alex.sp.cs.cmu.edu/usr0/anon/doc/intro.ps)
Definition: Alex provides transparent read of remote files at anonymous FTP sites.
- Gopher guide: Internet Gopher User's Guide, ed. Paul Linder (ftp://boombox.micro.umn.edu/pub/gopher/docs/)
- Gopher sources/info: gopher client/server source code, as well as general information (e.g. gopher conference, gopherMoo, etc.) (ftp://boombox.micro.umn.edu/pub/gopher/)
- Gopher demo: a session demonstrating gopher at Univ of Minnesota (gopher://gopher.micro.umn.edu)
- Gopher via telnet: (telnet://email@example.com) Login as : gopher
- Gopher via email/Japan: use a gopher via email: mail firstname.lastname@example.org Body: "help"
- Gopher via email/USA: use a gopher via email: mail email@example.com Body: "help"
- Gopher FAQ: Common Questions and Answers about the Internet Gopher, a client/server protocol for making a world wide information service, with many implementations (ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/gopher-faq)
- Gopher-Web: Gopher in the World-Wide Web, gopher-Web interactions (gopher://gopher.ocf.berkeley.edu/00/gopher/gopher-www)
- Gopher/Veronica article: Exploring the Power of the Internet Gopher, by Lynn Ward; an article from the University of Illinois publication UIUCnet, Dec. 1992 - Jan. 1993, Vol. 6, No. 1, a newsletter covering campus networking issues (ftp://ftp.cso.uiuc.edu/doc/net/uiucnet/vol6no1.txt)
- Discussion: unmoderated Usenet newsgroup devoted to gopher (news:comp.infosystems.gopher)
Definition: Gopher provides access to resources using a graph of menus.
- Prospero document: Prospero user's manual, by Neuman and Augart (ftp://prospero.isi.edu/pub/prospero/doc/prospero-user-manual.tex.Z)
- Prospero documentation: description of prospero documentation available (ftp://prospero.isi.edu/pub/prospero/doc/README-prospero-documents)
Definition: Prospero provides user-centered view of remote files.
- WAIS = Wide Area Information Server
Definition: WAIS(tm) responds to natural language queries by searching indexes of databases and retrieving resources.
Note: As of spring 1996, WAIS, Inc. no longer offers services or products. There are probably some WAIS servers and sites out there; check the sources below for some leads; but expect these information spaces to eventually die out.
- WWW = World Wide Web
- WWW home page/W3C: overview of the Web, from the the World Wide Web consortium (W3C); this is the home page of the organization that coordinates the development of the Web (http://www.w3.org)
- WWW Guide/Hughes: a classic online text from 1994 called Entering the World-Wide Web, A Guide to Cyberspace, by Kevin Hughes; gives a nice introduction to what the Web is; of course, pointers to sites are outdated; historical interest (http://www.eit.com/web/www.guide/guide.toc.html)
WWW-Yahoo: this is the Computers-World Wide Web section of the famous subject tree of the Web; this is useful as a good place to look for sites on a range of Web technology topics; the strength of this index is its breadth; entries vary widely in quality (http://www.yahoo.com/Computers/World_Wide_Web/)
WWW FAQ/Boutell: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list and answers about the Web--covers user, provider, and general information, maintained by Thomas Boutell (http://www.boutell.com/faq/)
- WWW via telnet: an example of using WWW via telnet (to the University of Kansas) (telnet://firstname.lastname@example.org) Login as : lynx
- WWW ftp info: some information files about the Web, includes papers, guides, and draft specifications, from the World Wide Web Consortium (ftp://ftp.w3.org/pub/)
Bootstrap: information about gaining more information about and accessing the Web (outdated, but of historical interest; you might also check here if you want to find a Web telnet site in a pinch) (http://www.w3.org/hypertext/WWW/FAQ/Bootstrap.html)
- Browserwatch: this is it--this is where you can get the latest on WWW browsers; includes news and rumors, information about plug-ins, statistics, as well as a long list of browser, organized by the platforms they support, with links to the support sites for each browser (http://www.browserwatch.com)
- WebCompare: compare Web servers, find out about benchmark comparison information (http://www.webcompare.com)
- WWW Accessories: from Stroud's Consumate Winsock Applications list, Web accessories you can use with Microsoft Windows software (http://www.stroud.com/%CHECKED)
Web Software: a list of software products related to the Web (http://www.w3.org/hypertext/WWW/Status.html)
- Web Development: a summary of a methodology for developing a web--includes planning, analysis, design, implementation, and development; The philosophy behind this presentation is that Web development should involve more than just knowledge of HTML implementation or page layout. Instead, developers can use a set of processes to take advantage of--and work with--the unique qualities and characteristics of the World Wide Web using a variety of skills. (http://www.december.com/web/develop.html)
- The HTML Station: a summary of hypertext markup language syntax, includes demonstrations, tips, specifications, and reference information (http://www.december.com/html/index.html)
- webreference.com: a well organized directory of information about web development, including reference lists as well as original articles and commentary (http://www.webreference.com)
- WWW Vlib: WWW Development section from the WWW Virtual library, a resource collection for Web information providers and users, includes general information and links to various resources (http://www.stars.com)
- HTML Writer's Guild: an association of HTML writers and Web developers for building awareness of web development skills (http://www.hwg.org)
- IDA: Internet Developers Association, a trade association for individuals involved in the development of content for the Internet (http://www.association.org)
WebMastery: a nicely-organized and annotated directory of resource listings of Web with a discussion forum on the bottom of each page; covers HTML, and related information, including resources on Web style, HTML, learning HTML, HTML editors, HTML converters, servers, browsers, and images (http://union.ncsa.uiuc.edu/HyperNews/get/www/html/guides.html)
-----Navigating the Web
- WWW Spiders: Spiders are a class of software programs that traverse network hosts gathering information from and about resources (http://www.december.com/net/tools/1997/nir-tools-spiders.html)
- WWW gateways: interfaces between the WWW and other information or communication systems (http://www.yahoo.com/Computers/World_Wide_Web/Gateways/)
- WWW Sites (W3C): a list of registered WWW servers, organized geographically by continent and country (http://www.w3.org/hypertext/DataSources/WWW/Servers.html)
- WWW Sites (CityLink): U.S. state and city web sites (http://www.neosoft.com/citylink/)
WWW Sites (Virtual Tourist): a geographic map to aid in locating Web sites and other resources (http://www.vtourist.com/webmap/)
-----Forums, discussion, and news
- WWW Conferences: International conferences on the Web, past and future (http://www.w3.org/hypertext/Conferences/Overview-WWW.html)
- WWW Usenet Groups: a listing, description, and links to charters of Usenet newsgroups devoted to Web development (http://boutell.com/~grant/web-groups.html)
- WWW Discussion: search a database of 50 Web-related mailing lists and discussion groups (http://www.verity.com/library.html)
- WWW Daily News: links to daily news about the Web from a large variety of online sources; the stories are timely, well-selected, and useful; come here for a perspective on what is happening with the Web daily (http://www.newslinx.com)
Definition: The WWW is a system for disseminating hypermedia resources through servers and retrieving hypermedia resources through browsers on global or local computer networks. Resistance is futile.