Making your own documents

You can edit existing documents using WWW so long as they are files. You cannot normally edit information retrieved from remote databases.

Making a new document

You can make a new doument using the " New file " menu item. Remember to link the new document to an existing one so that you can find it again easily. You will be prompted with a panel for a name of new file.You can make and link in a new document at the same time with the " Link to New " option in the "Link" menu. First, select the text region which you want to be associated with the new node, then use " Link to New ". You will be prompted with a panel for a name of new file.

A third way is to start with a copy of an existing document. Select the document you want to copy, then use the " Save a copy in ... HyperText Markup Language " menu item to create a new copy. You will be prompted with a panel for a name of new file.In this way, any links to other files will be correct. You must then use Open to access the new copy.

(Do NOT move or copy the file into another directory with the wokspace manager if the file contains any links to files which are not being moved or copied as well, because the addresses of linked files are stored as relative filenames. This has the advantage that you CAN copy or move whole directory trees, preserving all links within the directory structure.)

Other ways

You can if you really want to make your own hypertext documents using a mark-up langauge. (See HyperText Mark-up Language ). This is a little like SGML you may have used before, so conversion of existing documents is fairly easy. To do this, open an existing document from the editor: if you open it from the workspace, it will be loaded into WorldWideWeb.

You can also write a server which will automatically generate your favourite information in a format that WorldWideWeb and other WWW browsers can read as hypertext. The format is the same as the file format, but you will need to know the HTTP protocol too. See the WWW daemon. which can be used as a base.

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