Full screen browser release

Date: Sat, 21 Nov 92 17:32:08 est

From: jim@wilbur.njit.edu (Jim Whitescarver)

The ScreenMode w3 interface is available via anonymous ftp from wilbur.njit.edu in dist/w3. The Sun and Dec versions are a bit out of date, so plan to get a new one soon, only the HP version is up to date. This is still a prerelease version. We have an experimental server for our CWIS plus a special gateway server. The ScreenMode interface can still be access via telnet to eies2.njit.edu with the login www. You can try the manual page reader their, or via http://eies2:1234/man. We make extensive use of the <PRE> tag for preformatted text. Much of our hypertext, including the manual pages, will not be formatted properly unless you use one of our readers, or another reader modifies to support <PRE>. The preformatted tag, PRE, unlike <PLAINTEXT>, allows anchors etc. to be inserted in text that is already formatted. It greatly simplifies the task of importing text from independant applications will anchors everywhere you want them. In addition, we have a set of macros for MS-word which allow editing HTML in WYSIWYG fashion, but this also requires support of the preformatted tag in HTML. Al Leurck (al@eies2.njit.edu) developed the PRE tag and MS-word macros here in the ScreenMode interface and we are adding it to the tkWWW X interface. We plan to impliment group hypertext using a mail server to suppliment the HPPT access protocol. Readers can contribute anchors to a text via mail to www at the server machine. Our browsers will support this transparently. Later we hope to participate in a broader effort to include SGML tags to support forms, for truely interactive hypertext.