Workshop on the HyperText Markup Language(HTML)
Date Thursday Dec 1st 1994
- Who are you?
- Where are you from?
- What do you already know about WWW/HTML?
- What would you like to learn in this workshop?
The World Wide Web is a large, international and distributed set of computer
files called "pages". These pages can be read by several differnt programs on
just about every computer that is connected to the internet. They are read by
using a "browser". The browsers format them automatically for you. A browser
also lets you move from one page to another one by selecting special pieces of
text called "links".
Two Kinds of Page
Personal On Ramps
You can put together a page for your own use, or you can put one together so
that others can read it. For example I keep a page that lists and organizes
all the neat places on the web that I hear about. It act as a set of
"onramps" onto the infobahn. Nobody but me needs to read this... so it is
"quick-and-dirty". You don't need to be on a WWW server to use the file...
all you need is a browser. Here is my example
If you are on a machine that is running a WWW service then other people can
read your pages. You can prepare information and share it with others. The
reason you do this should guide you in designing your the page.
- Why would you prepare a page for the World-Wide-Web?
Making an Onramp
Start with the line "<pre>" - start of preformatted text
End with the line "</pre>" - end of preformatted text
Type in some headings
Add links/anchors to interesting pages
- <a href="http://machine/path/file">Topic</A>
Use 'lynx filename' to test it.
Use 'mosaic filename' to use it.
Keep it up to date!
Universal Resource Locators
- Tell browser where to find things.
A Basic Home Page
Is about you...
- What information is necessary?
- What information would be fun?
- <head><title>Name of document</title></Head>
- <address> email@example.com <address>
- <br> -- line break here
- <P> -- new paragraph here
- <HR> -- Horizontal Rule (neat!)
- <IMG SRC="URL">
- Half a dozen Lists
Fonts & Styles
- Some - but trust the browser to sort out the details.
Sections and Definitions in Alphabetical Order
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