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The World Wide Web

Beneath the Surf, 1st Edition

By Mark Handley, Jon Crowcroft


208 pages

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Originally published in 1995. The WWW, a global information system which revolutionized the world of information search and browsing via the Internet, was a new phenomenon in the 1990s. This book acted as an authoritative introduction to the concepts and design. It includes a brief history of the origin of the www and information on running pages in HTML as well as specific case studies in projects from academic and commercial projects. A fascinating insight into the early days of widespread internet use, this look at a new communication mechanism showcases the discussions underway at the time about the uses and future of the www.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. The Information Highway: Introduction 2. Information: Are You Being Served? 3. The World Wide Web 4. Client Programmes 5. Serving Information to the Web 6. Academic Examples of www servers 7. Commercial Web Servers 8. Servers Galore 9. Problems with www 10. Where is www Heading? Appendices

About the Authors

Mark Handley is Professor of Networked Systems at University College London.

Jon Crowcroft is Marconi Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, UK

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1993, this set offers a fantastic variety of texts on communications, connecting with psychology, media, sociology, development studies, gender studies and history. Specific volumes look at topics from listening, third-world mass-communication, and ethics in communication, to feminist communications, the internet, and communication policy in developed countries. In such a wide and exciting area of study, this set is an excellent collection of previously out-of-print titles.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies