OUT OF DATE - NO LONGER APPLIES
Getting StartedWhen this page was first written (1992?) peple had
only occasionally heard of the web. Many more people had access to FTP and
Telnet than a good web browser. Now (1995) one can assume that you can find out
about what W3 is from the press and books if you can't read this web. The W3C
has stopped providing some of the "bootstrap" services which were necessary
initially to spread the word. But the list is still here.
1996: This page is historical interest only
QuestionSo where can I find information about W3 without actually using
All the information about
W3 is on ther web. So how to get started? There are a number of ways. You can
browse through all that information by just telnetting to one of the addresses
below, or you can pick up information using anonymous FTP. If you want to use
telnet, try some of the following. (Log in as www if asked for a user name)
- telnet telnet.w3.org
- The simplest line mode browser. This server is in Geneva, Switzerland.
- A full screen browser "Lynx" which requires a vt100 terminal. Log in as
www. University of Kansas
- telnet www.njit.edu
- Log in as www. A full-screen browser at the New Jersey Institute of
- telnet vms.huji.ac.il
- (or telnet 184.108.40.206). A dual-language Hebrew/English database, with
links to the rest of the world. The line mode browser, plus extra features.
Log in as www. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
- telnet sun.uakom.cs
- Slovakia. Has a slow link, use from nearby.
- telnet fserv.kfki.hu
- Hungary. Has a slow link, use from nearby. Login is as www.
- telnet info.funet.fi
- (or telnet 220.127.116.11) (FINLAND)
- Cornel Law school
Using FTPAlternatively, you can pick up some information in plain text
or postscript form from the anonymous FTP archive on ftp.w3.org. Just FTP to
ftp.w3.org and log in as "anonymous" with for password your mail address
Change directory (cd) to pub/www/doc, and see what's there (ls command).
Note: Service being moved from CERN to MIT, some disruption possible --
There are many browsers available from many sites. You should check the list with a telnet
session, email (see below), or a friend's browser.
Using emailIf you don't have full Internet connectivity, you can still
access W3 through email. Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the body
BL, 1992, ed 5/95