This page contains a concise listing of typos or
factual errors in the book. Naturally, many links in the
book will go stale. See individual chapter support pages for
updates, or use a spider such as
to locate a page
if its URL has changed. Let me know
if you notice any other errors; or if any links in
the chapter support pages don't work; send a report
You can use methods described in the book
(Part III) for any locating resources that may have moved.
p. 447. under heading "Lycos," replace URL https://lycos.cs.cmu.edu/
p. 453; point 4, second line, replace "do this same search with
the terse mode OFF" with "do this same search with the
terse mode ON"
p. 463: bottom: replace the URL shown for WebCrawler with
p. 493 replace URL shown for Net find (line 3) with
p. 728, third line from bottom, replace list of
CWISs URL to be this:
p. 744: Under the Macmillan USA info superlibrary, the list
of imprints should be: "...Que, Que College, Sams, and
Sams.net (this book's imprint)".
[or whatever the list of imprints is now]
p. 1058: paragraph 3: URL is missing initial "h":
all references to info.cern.ch should be
Back quick reference card -- update these URLs:
Web Overview URL;
remove URL https://info.cern.ch/default.html
and replace with https://www.w3.org/
Web client's list: update URL to
Exploring The Web:
update CERN Virtual Library URL to:
Web discussion: just include the single URL:
Announcements: should read:
Remove the "s" from my magazine's title:
it is Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine.
First edition (1994) errata
On page 747 (Chapter 33) the description of body elements shows an
H1 declaration and two H2 declarations. The closing H1 marker is lacking
the /, which needs to be there.
[Corrected in second printing]
URL for the book support web
given in the introduction is incorrect. The host name
should be "www.rpi.edu" (not "www.rpt.edu"). Of course,
if you've found this support web, you already know this;
but, if you are teaching a course or providing the book
for others, you can pass this information to them.
We apologize for the typo, and it is ironic, given
the care I advise in the handling of URLs
elsewhere in the book. The error involves the transmission
of this URL to the printer who had to type it in by
hand for the printing. (As I mention in Part III,
cut-and-paste methods work best!).
I hope that readers will be able to locate the
URL for this support web
using the advice about URLs on page 306.
This support web URL is registered with spiders,
finger email@example.com, available in other
indexes on the Web, and was included with
publicity about the book.
Of course, I or any of the authors could
assist a user in locating it via email.
Once again, apologies for this error.
Should have "Something" in it. See the
chapter support page for
In fact, view the HTML source for that file itself,
as it contains
an example of this use from the anchor above.
[Corrected in second printing]
mentioned in the book is
not sponsored by Charm Net (which
is the Internet service provider),
but is a project of
Richmond. Thanks to him for clearing this up.
CyberWeb is a very good resource collection that emerged
more prominently and developed more as I was writing about it
(and even more since then); for a more stable URL, use
the one given in the anchor above for CyberWeb.
The URL given on page 1002 is for Charm Net. Use the URL
given in the anchor above for the CyberWeb.
CyberWeb is now part of CERN's Virtual Library.
First edition typographical errors; thanks to
Ana Julia for
compiling and sending this in:
* the line count includes FIGURE lines.
Page Line* It reads It should read
---- ---- ------------------ -----------------
27 17 anthropormorphic anthropomorphic
172 30 there are two there are three
342 18 participant participate
387 19 HMTL HTML
423 21 been between
427 15 s with a with a p s with a p
515 11 24.28 24.29
614 6 26.6 27.6
618 5 27.10 27.9
626 3 anyone would anyone who would
675 2 preceeding following
676 17 this a this is a
693 17 have in have an
729 22 32.2 32.3
730 12 32.2 32.3
736 17 What is does "IT" What does "IT"
808 15 have an labyrinthine have a labyrinthine
843 12 its not it is not or it's not