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Your total guide to online publishing using HTML
The HTML Sourcebook is an indispensable resource for authors, publishers, marketers, educators, and virtually anyone interested in publishing on the World Wide Web. Written by the author of one of the most accessed HTML online tutorials, it provides all the essentials for preparing character-based, as well as graphically based, hypertext documents for online publication. With the help of Ian S. Graham's clear, step-by-step guidelines and priceless pointers you'll quickly learn how to:
* Master all HTML commands and the URL syntax
* Create and edit HTML documents for Mosaic, Netscape, Lynx, and all other WWW browsers
* Translate documents from other formats such as Word or WordPerfect into HTML documents
* Link your hypertext documents to graphics, video, and sound files
* Choose hypertext servers for UNIX, Macintosh, and PC platforms
* Construct "cgi-bin" programs to create sophisticated interactive documents
* Access and use all the browsers, editors, translators, and other valuable World Wide Web tools currently available online
The HTML Sourcebook also features an array of examples taken from business, education, science, and other fields. Including both code and screen captures of the resulting pages as they appear on the Web, the examples let you see firsthand what well-designed hypertext documents and their underlying HTML structures look like.
Whether you want to deliver online documentation for software packages, distribute sales catalog information, access library databases, or expand the audience for a hypertext comic strip, The HTML Sourcebook is your complete guide to composing and distributing documents on the World Wide Web.
This book is a comprehensive guide to HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the standard by which all Web pages are created and linked. This edition is expanded to include the latest enhancements to the HTML standard, as well as the surrounding technologies that impact the way Webmasters work. This indispensable resource for Web professionals covers the technology, language and syntax, HTML scripting and design techniques, and supporting technologies such as the HTTP protocol, URL syntax, and CGI scripting. The new edition covers all the new features of version 4.0, including:
-- Expanded coverage of stylesheets, CSS (cascading stylesheets) and dynamic HTML.
-- Updates of the latest URL syntax specifications and HTTP 1.1, which include more information about CGI transaction processing and HTML form input mechanisms.
-- Emphasis on the new character sets for greater internationalization capabilities.
-- Updated examples and lists of software and resources.
About the Author
Ian S. Graham, Ph.D., is an instructional technology specialist with the Division of Computing and Communications at the University of Toronto.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the HyperText Markup Language.
HTML and Document Design.
Graphics and Images in HTML Documents.
The Design of Web Collections.
Strategic Web Site Design.
HTML in Detail.
Advanced HTML-Proprietary Extensions and New Features.
Uniform Resource Locators (URLs).
The HTTP Protocol.
Data Processing on an HTTP Server.
CGI Examples, Programs, and Tools.
About the Web Site.