What is WorldWideWeb all about

The World Wide Web (or WWW or W3) is a client/server architecture that allows hypertext access to the wide variety of documents (text, images, movies, sound, ...) on the Internet.


WWW is based on three base concepts:

Some of the documentation is also available in PostScript or plain text formats.


Several clients (readers/browsers) are publicly available: Whichever client you are using, online help should be available. Additionally, the client may provide a history list to show you which documents you have read, give you the option of marking a document for easy reference later, and allow some degree of customization by the end-user.

Embedded in documents are 'links'. A link is selectable text that can be used to access more information about the text. If you "activate" a link, by clicking on the selectable text, or by pressing the return key while the text is selected (or whatever method your particular client software supports), new information will appear on the screen in place of the previous screen.


See the list of available servers and Running A World-Wide Web Service.

How to Offer Documents to WWW on Node cathy.ijs.muzej.si

If you do not have HTTP server running on your workstation, and have an account on cathy.ijs.muzej.si, please read the short guide on how to offer documents to the WWW on node CATHY (in Slovene language).

Related Usenet newsgroups

To learn more about the distributed information systems development, new software, information providers and to get help on less-than-clear issues, check the Usenet groups on your NNTP server in the hierarchy comp.infosystems.*

parts of this text taken from Cern and UKans documents