From the Back Cover
Featuring step-by-step explanations and experience-based guidance, the book follows every stage of the process of creating a web page, including:
- A lucid description of the Web and how it all works
- Finding, compiling, installing, and configuring the appropriate web server software, with detailed looks at Apache, WebSite, and WebSTAR™
- Understanding the ins and outs of HTTP, including such new features as cookies, proxies, and virtual hosts
- Creating hypertext documents with HTML 3.2
- Working with multimedia and VRML
- Using CGI and Perl 5 to create server scripts that run such features as searchable indexes, fill-out forms, clickable maps, and gateways to other services
- Adding Java applets to your pages
You will also find an in-depth look at web security, including the first printed version of the World Wide Web Security FAQ. Finally, the book's illustrated "Style Guide" shows you how to put it all together to create a fully functioning web site that balances eye-catching graphics with the practical need for speedy performance.
About the Author
Lincoln Stein has an M.D. and is a scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. When the Web first emerged, he created and maintained one of the earliest Internet sites for distribution of Human Genome Project data and has since become an acknowledged expert in Web, network, and Perl programming. Known for his exceptional ability to synthesize and present complex information, he writes for The Perl Journal and Web Techniques magazines and is the author of four other books.