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TitleRunning a Perfect Web Site
Author(s)David M. Chandler, Bill Kirkner, Jim Minatel, Que Corporation
ISBN078970210X
LanguageEnglish
PublishedApril 1995
PublisherQue
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Reviewer Rob Slade wrote:
World Wide Web, variously abbreviated as Web, WWW or W3, is the name for the comprehensive and interlocking system of computers, networks, daemons, languages, browsers, servers, protocols, clients and documents. HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is the standard for requests from Web clients (or browsers) and data from Web servers (or sites or daemons). HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the formatting code that specifies the display and functions of Web documents (or files). A Web browser is the program that runs (relatively) locally and which is your interface to the W3. And a Web site is that combination of computer hardware, network links, daemon software, and HTML files which you need in order to provide information to the World Wide Web. I was going to define client and server, too, but, believe me, W3 is *not* the example to use if you want to portray a clear understanding of client/server. Oh, you think so, eh? Then, which is the server, the program that fulfills the data request, or the one that fulfills the display request? Or, if you're using SlipKnot, which of httpd, lynx and SlipKnot is the client and which the server? At any rate, you had better keep the definitions in the first paragraph clear in your mind if you are going to use this book. It does provide an overview of the entire system, but it doesn't provide an awful lot of information about any one topic. After reading the book you may still not, for example, be completely comfortable with setting up an Internet router or firewall. You will know basic HTML, but not all the functions, by any means. Examples for forms and applications use Perl scripts, but Perl, itself, is not discussed. The CD included with the book contains a very comprehensive and useful set of tools, clients, utilities and references. Programs for Windows include such sought-after items as WIN32S; Trumpet Winsock; Lynx; Perl; SlipKnot; HTML editors and assistants; viewers; email, news, Gopher and IRC clients; and Netmanage's Chameleon. There are DOS and UNIX applications, as well as Internet FYI, RFC and STD reference files. copyright Robert M. Slade, 1995

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