Mastery of HTML 3.0 is necessary for users who want to publish flexible, richly embellished hypertext information on the World Wide Web. Readers will be able to get all the guidance they need from this book by the leading authorities on the WWW and Hypertext Mark Up Language. Includes disk.
Aimed toward the working programmer, this guide provides readers with everything they need to know to become experts at using the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to post on the Web. Liberally illustrated and detailed examples provide complete background and hands-on information to let programmers of any level design, install, and operate customized Web-specific CGI programs. CD contains ready-to-run programs and code fragments.
HTML and the Art of Authoring For the World Wide Web is devoted to teaching the Web user how to generate good hypertext. `As a result of (this) rapid uncontrolled growth, the Web community may be facing a `hypertext crisis'. Thousands of hastily written or ill conceived documents may soon be presented to readers poorly formatted or unusable... .' (From the Preface.) `The clear and practical ways in which HTML and the Art of Authoring For the World Wide Web sets forth the principles of the Web, the operation of its servers and browsers, and its publishing concept is commendable. It will be an indispensable guide to the Web author as well as the sophisticated user.' (From the Foreword by Robert Cailliau.) `Despite its user friendliness, the Web has, by its own virtue, a default that makes it difficult for people to know where to begin: there is no starting point to the Web. Bebo White's HTML and the Art of Authoring For the World Wide Web will fill this gap immediately, as it provides a clear, introductory and sequential description of the fundamental concepts that lie underneath the Web. It describes HTML as an SGML application, explains the relationship between HTML and SGML, and gives a complete description of all the structure that HTML provides.' (From the Foreword by Eric van Herwijnen.)