Re: Help needed with Home Pages

Subject: Re: Help needed with Home Pages
From: Chet Ensign <Chet_Ensign%LDS -at- NOTES -dot- WORLDCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 1994 09:54:44 EDT


A home page needs to be set up on a host system connected to the internet.
It needs to support the http protocol (Hypertext Transport Protocol).

Your home page document and other documents it accesses have to be tagged in
HyperText Markup Language (HTML). HTML is a simple text encoded markup language
that defines the elements of the document. Here is an example snipped fro the
NCSA's "Starting Points" page.

<TITLE>Starting Points for Internet Exploration</TITLE>
<H1>Starting Points for Internet Exploration</H1>

This document contains hyperlinks to many common Internet-based
information resources. <P>

If you are new to <A
Mosaic</A>, the <A
HREF="";>Mosaic demo
document</A> will allow you to explore Mosaic's hypermedia
capabilities; this document focuses on Internet resources in general,
including several different types of information systems that do not
have intrinsic hypermedia capabilities.


This is not nearly as intimidating as it looks at first glance, but turning
word processed files into HTML is a non-trivial task. However, many of the Web
browsers -- Mosaic, etc. -- have an option to view the source document, so you
can quickly start to figure out how the markup language works.

All the information you could possibly want is sitting out on the internet. If
you have access to a Web browser, you can poke around at any of the CERN or
NCSA sites and quickly find all the information you need.

Hope this helps.


Chet Ensign Phone: (908) 771-9221
Director, Electronic Publishing Email: chet -at- lds -dot- com
Logical Design Solutions, Inc. Email(home): censign -at- interserv -dot- com

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