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Introduction
Part I: Welcome to the World Wide Web
Chapter 1: Welcome to the World Wide Web
Chapter 2: Back to the First Strands: A Brief History of the Web
Chapter 3: Under the Hood: How the Web Works
Part II: Building Better Web Pages
Chapter 4: Getting Hyper
Chapter 5: What's In a Page
Part III: A Tour of HTML Basics
Chapter 6: What's a Markup Language?
Chapter 7: Pigeonholing Page Contents: HTML Categories
Chapter 8: Introducing The Unrepresentable: HTML Entities
Chapter 9: Building Basic HTML Documents
Chapter 10: Beyond Basics: Add a Little HTML Flair



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Part IV: Advanced HTML
Chapter 11: Going High-Rise: Building Complex Pages
Chapter 12: Strictly Pro Forma: Using Forms for Feedback
Chapter 13: The Map's The Thing!
Chapter 14: Stick Out Your Neck: HTML Extensions
Part V: Beyond HTML? (CGI Scripting and "Real" Applications)
Chapter 15: The Common Gateway Interface (CGI)
Chapter 16: Help Them Find Their Way: Aids to Web and Document Navigation
Part VI: Call The Exterminator: Debugging Web Pages
Chapter 17: Testing, Testing, 1-2-3
Chapter 18: It Doesn't Matter What YOU Think
Part VII: Going Public: Serving Up Your Web Pages
Chapter 19: So You've Woven a Web, What Now?
Chapter 20: If You Build It, Will They Come?
Chapter 21: The More Things Change...




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Part VIII: It's Tool-time: HTML Development Tools and Environments
Chapter 22: Picking the Right Platform
Chapter 23: Using Unix Uniformly
Chapter 24: More Macintosh Madness
Chapter 25: Webbing Up Windows
Part IX: The Part of Tens
Chapter 26: The Top Ten Web Page Do's and Don'ts
Chapter 27: Ten Design Desiderata
Chapter 28: Decimating Web Bugs
Chapter 29: Ten Ways to Decide to Build or Buy Your Web Services
Glossary
Index


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Part I: Welcome to the World Wide Web

Chapter 1: Welcome to the World Wide Web

From Small Things, Big Things Sometimes Come
What Is the Web, and Where Is It Strung?
And now, a word from our sponsor...
Welcome to the center of the universe!
"What it is," is what it is!

The Cheerful Anarchy of the Internet
Before the Web: Other Internet Navigation Tools
FTP (no, it's not about delivering flowers - that's FTD!)
Burrowing around in Gopherspace
The beauty of mailing lists & electronic mail


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Telnet
Usenet
Wide-Area Information Service (WAIS)
Other tools

Why is the Web a "Big Deal"?
Of Browsers and Search Tools
Lynx
Mosaic
WinWeb (and MacWeb)
NetScape

Chapter 2: Back to the First Strands: A Brief History of the Web

Particle Physicists Are Like Rocket Scientists
UNIX and the Web


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The burden of Internet history
Of domain names and filenames
On the Internet, everything's an eminent domain!
For files, the name's the thing, but the path gets you there
Uniform Resources on the Web
URLs hold the keys to the Web

Early Web Tools and Unnatural Appetites
Danger! Explosive Growth!!
A Scintillating Survey of the Web, World-Wide
Jumping-off points galore
Search pages, anyone?
The "Whole Internet Catalog" page





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Chapter 3: Under the Hood: How the Web Works

Of Clients & Servers, Responses & Requests
On the Web, front and back ends play different roles
Web clientology
Serving up Web resources
The nenefits of client/server revealed

Networking Takes Protocols
How Webs talk: the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
The straight dope on HTTP

HTML: HyperText Markup Language
What is HTML?
A usual cast of characters
Text for content, tags for control

Accessing the Web



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