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HTML and the Art of Authoring For the World Wide Web is devoted to teaching the Web user how to generate good hypertext.
'As a result of (this) rapid uncontrolled growth, the Web community may be facing a 'hypertext crisis'. Thousands of hastily written or ill conceived documents may soon be presented to readers poorly formatted or unusable... .' (From the Preface.)
'The clear and practical ways in which HTML and the Art of Authoring For the World Wide Web sets forth the principles of the Web, the operation of its servers and browsers, and its publishing concept is commendable. It will be an indispensable guide to the Web author as well as the sophisticated user.' (From the Foreword by Robert Cailliau.)
'Despite its user friendliness, the Web has, by its own virtue, a default that makes it difficult for people to know where to begin: there is no starting point to the Web. Bebo White's HTML and the Art of Authoring For the World Wide Web will fill this gap immediately, as it provides a clear, introductory and sequential description of the fundamental concepts that lie underneath the Web. It describes HTML as an SGML application, explains the relationship between HTML and SGML, and gives a complete description of all the structure that HTML provides.' (From the Foreword by Eric van Herwijnen.)
Part I: Getting Started. 1. Introduction. 2. What is Hypertext. 3. The World Wide Web (WWW). Part II: The Hypertext Markup Language. 5. The Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).6. An HTML Primer. Part III: The Art of Authoring in HTML. 7. Authoring Hypertext Documents. 8. Authoring HTML Documents. 9. WWW Front Pages, Home Pages, Entry Pages and Root Pages. 10. WWW Fill-out Forms. Part IV: Special HTML Applications. 11. Converting Formatted Documents to HTML. 12. Using HTML Converters. 13. Dynamically Created HTML Documents. 14. An Overview of SGML. Appendix A: HTML Level 2 DTD. Appendix B: HTML Level 3 DTD. Appendix C: MIME File Types. Appendix D: Entities. Appendix E: Hexadecimal Colors. Appendix F: On-Line Resources for WWW Authors. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. The Author.