OUT OF DATE - NO LONGER APPLIES
When 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 it?
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
- telnet telnet.w3.org
- The simplest line
mode browser. This server is in Geneva,
Switzerland. Service Discontinued
- telnet ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
- 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 Technology, USA.
- telnet vms.huji.ac.il
- (or telnet
126.96.36.199). 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
- Cornel Law school
Alternatively, 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 user@host.
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 -- May 1995
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.
If 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
Tim BL, 1992, ed 5/95