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Book News Annotation:

A book/CD-ROM guide to Web sites, covering tools such as HTML and Java, and Web servers for the UNIX, Macintosh, and Windows NT environments. Features step-by-step instructions for creating Web pages, working with multimedia, and using graphics, with advice on Web style and security. This second edition includes expanded information on virtual hosts, VRML, Java, and HTML editors. The companion CD-ROM contains freeware and shareware tools for setting up a Web site.
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Synopsis:

Here in one complete volume is absolutely everything you need to build and maintain a high-quality web site. Expanded and updated from the original edition, this book incorporates all of the latest tools - CGI, HTML 3.2, Java, JavaScript, VRML, and Perl 5 - as well as offering coverage of web servers for the UNIX, Macintosh, and Windows NT environments. New to this edition, the accompanying CD-ROM is packed with valuable tools - CGI and Perl 5 Script libraries, WWW servers, HTML editors and syntax checkers, image manipulation tools, log file analysis utilities, CGI scripts, and loads of Java applets.

Description:

System requirments for accompanying computer disc: UNIX systems; Windows 95; Windows NT 4.0, and the Macintosh.

About the Author

Lincoln Stein has an M.D. and is a scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. When the Web first emerged, he created and maintained one of the earliest Internet sites for distribution of Human Genome Project data and has since become an acknowledged expert in Web, network, and Perl programming. Known for his exceptional ability to synthesize and present complex information, he writes for The Perl Journal and Web Techniques magazines and is the author of four other books.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction to the Web.

A Little History.

Key Web Concepts.

What Can You Do with the Web?

Steps to Creating a Web Site.

Doing Business over the Web.

2. Unraveling the Web: How It All Works.

Network Basics.

Uniform Resource Locators.

The MIME Typing System.

Other Web Server Features.

The HTTP Protocol.

BOX: HTTP/1.1 and HTTP-ng.

3. Installing and Configuring a Web Server.

Choosing Web Server Software.

Specific Servers.

Installing and Configuring Apache for Unix Systems.

BOX: Improving Server Performance.

Installing and Configuring WebSite for Windows 95/NT.

BOX: Analyzing Server Log Files.

Installing and Configuring WebSTAR for Macintosh.

BOX: Web Robots.

4. Web Security.

Planning the Security at Your Site.

Basic Security Measures.

BOX: There's a Hole in My Server.

Web Server Security Features.

How Access Control Works.

Configuring Access Control.

BOX: Keeping Log Files Private.

Running a Web Server in a Network with a Firewall.

BOX: Running a Unix Server in a Change Root Environment.

Running an Encrypting Web Server.

5. Creating Hypertext Documents.

Basic HTML Tags.

BOX: HTML and SGML.

BOX: A Brief History of HTML.

Advanced Tags.

Controlling Text Styles.

Special Text Characters.

Control over Paragraph Formatting.

Lists.

Controlling the Size and Position of In-Line Images.

Controlling the Global Appearance of the Document.

Tables.

Miscellaneous HTML Tags.

Putting It All Together.

Netscape-Specific HTML Extensions.

Frames.

Microsoft Internet Explorer-Specific HTML Extensions.

BOX: HTML Specifications.

6. Software Tools for Text, Graphics, Sound, and Video.

HTML Editors.

HTML Syntax Checkers.

Converting Other Text Formats into HTML.

Using Graphic Images in Your Pages.

BOX: The Guff on GIF.

Using Sound in Your Pages.

Using Animation in Your Pages.

VRML.

7. A Web Style Guide.

Lost in Hyperspace.

Making the Most of Your Pages.

Making Hypertext Links Meaningful.

Links to Graphics, Sounds, and Other Nontext Documents.

Handling In-Line Graphics.

Using Tables and Frames Effectively.

Clickable Image Maps: Uses and Abuses.

Optimizing Performance.

Testing Your Pages.

Managing a Changing Site.

Mirroring Other Sites.

The Web and Copyrights.

8. Working with Server Scripts.

Script Basics.

Communicating with Scripts.

BOX: The CGI Interface.

Creating Clickable Image Maps.

Gateways to Other Services.

Fast Text-Based Searching for Documents at Your Site.

Other Gateway Scripts.

BOX: Letting External Viewers Do the Work.

Simple Scripting with Server-Side Includes.

9. Writing Server Scripts.

Introduction.

BOX: A Whirlwind Introduction to Perl.

Basic Scripts.

Retrieving Server and Browser Information from Within Scripts.

CGI.pm: A Perl Library for Writing CGI.

BOX: Which Programming Language Is Best for Server Scripts?

Other Query Processing Libraries.

A Generic Script Template.

Writing Safe Scripts.

A Form for Sending in Comments.

A Picture Database Search Script.

BOX: When Scripts Go Wrong.

Preserving State Information Between Invocations of a Script.

Returning Nontext Documents from Scripts.

BOX: Using a Script as a Welcome Page.

Advanced Techniques.

BOX: FastCGI.

10. JavaScript.

Java Versus JavaScript.

BOX: Java, JavaScript, and Compatibility.

A First Example.

JavaScript Syntax.

Working with Built-In Objects.

Handling Events.

The JavaScript window Object.

The JavaScript document Object.

Forms and Form Elements.

Simple Tricks.

Common Tasks.

BOX: JavaScript Bugs and Security Holes.

BOX: Creating JavaScript Libraries.

11. Working with Java.

Java Basics.

Useful Java Applets.

BOX:Interfacing Java with JavaScript.

BOX:Debugging Applets.

BOX:Are Java Applets Safe?

Appendix A. Resource Guide.

Appendix B. Escape Codes.

Appendix C. The World Wide Web Security FAQ.

Index. 0201634627T04062001

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201634624
Author:
Stein, Lincoln D.
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Author:
Stein, Lincoln D.
Location:
Reading, Mass. :
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Computers and computer technology
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Web sites
Subject:
World wide web (information retrieval system)
Subject:
World Wide Web
Subject:
Web servers
Subject:
Server Computing
Subject:
Web sites -- Design.
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 9
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
OTHER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
816
Dimensions:
9.24x7.36x1.61 in. 3.08 lbs.

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