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A guide to HTML and CGI scripts
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© Mike Smith M.A.Smith at brighton dot ac dot uk University of Brighton UK.


* Basic HTML tags
Introducing the basic HTML tags used to describe the format of a web page. A web browser reads an HTML page from a remote web server and displays the formatted page to a viewer. Web browsers are provided by Netscape, Microsoft, etc.
* Form filling
A form provides a mechanism whereby the viewer of a web page can enter and return information to the web server. The web server, processes this information by executing a (Common gateway Interface) CGI script. The CGI script is written in an appropriate programming language.
* CGI scripts
A program / script file executed on the web server in response to a user request. A CGI script is usually executed to process the data sent when a form filled in by a user is sent back to the web server.
* Frames
Frames allow the web browsers window to be partitioned into 2 or more sub windows. Frames are implemented in Netscape 2.0 / Internet Explorer 3.0 and later browsers.
* Java
Details about the programming language Java.
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* The source for this tutorial is contained in the directory: ftp://ftp.brighton.ac.uk/pub/mas/html
* The latest version is available on-line at http://www.cem.brighton.ac.uk/staff/mas/mas/courses/html/html.html
* Occasionally a version is also available here or here.
* A reference bar to the individual sections. (Requires Javascript)
WWW (World Wide Web) pages are written using HTML (HyperText Markup Language). HTML tags control in part the representation of the WWW page when viewed with a web browser. Examples of browsers used to view web pages include:

This document describes some of the version 3.2 features of HTML and extensions recognized by Netscape 3.0 / IE 3.0 or later browsers.

In describing HTML the aim has been to concentrate on the more widely used and useful features. However, in many ways this still remains a personal selection.

The following symbol is used in this document:

Try it

It is a hypertext link to a web page containing examples of HTML features under discussion. The reader can if they wish modify the text to try out their own ideas of style and formatting.

The best way of using this feature is to open a new window containing this link. Then after trying out the features close the window to continue browsing the original document.
In Netscape this is achieved by moving the cursor over the symbol and pressing the right mouse button. This selects a series of options contained in a pop up window. Select the option to start a new window / browser with this link.

Warning if you are not using a browser that supports tables
such as Netscape 1.1 or later then this page
will probably be very difficult to read.

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