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Fifth International World Wide Web Conference

May 6-10, 1996, Paris, France

More information on the World Wide Web

[]News from the World Wide Web Consortium

14 March 96: "PICS Picks Up Steam": An overview of industry's adoption of PICS.

07 March 96: The major on-line providers are adopting PICS and PICS-compliant filtering software. Please see AT&T Selects Microsystems' Cyber Patrol for WorldNet Service and PICS overview for further information.

05 March 96: The W3 Consortium announces Web style sheets

04 March 96: The W3 Consortium Takes Leadership Role in the Development of HTML

The Sixth Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy will be held at MIT on March 27-30.

[]General overview of the World Wide Web

Overview by Subject: The Virtual Library organises information by subject matter.

Overview by Country: All registered HTTP servers by country

Overview by Service Type: The Web includes data accessible by many other protocols. The lists by access protocol may help if you know what kind of service you are looking for.

[]World Wide Web Development Areas

HTTP: All available information on Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and related protocols.

HTML: The hypertext markup language, including style sheets.

PICS: W3C's Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS) is an effort to enable content labeling & rating for the Web.

Security: Resources relating to security on the World Wide Web.

Collaboration: Issues, resources, and examples of collaborative systems, including W3C Collaboration Working Groups, workshops, and annotation.

Mobile Code and Distributed Objects: Increasing automation on the web: exectuable content, and code from interface specs.

Payments: Investigations into electronic payment using web protocols.

Demographics: Issues and technology dealing with the need for content providers to gain information about the readership of their content, and the need for individuals to control what information about themselves is released to whom.

Non-western Character sets, Languages, and Writing Systems: Enhancing the web to meet the needs of the global community.

Common Gateway Interface: The interface between httpd servers (CERN's and NCSA's at least) and user-written gateways to other database systems, etc.

Addressing (URLs): The syntax of W3 document addresses.

Graphics: Graphics formats, including PNG.

Other Projects: Ideas for new projects and things people are currently working on.

[]World Wide Web Journal

Issue One: December 1995

Created: 19 March 1996
Last updated: 24 May 1996