Re: Good Book/Document?

Mark E. Madsen (
Tue, 25 Apr 1995 02:33:17 +0500

On Tue, 25 Apr 1995, John Foulds wrote:

> Just a quick question. I'm trying to master HTML and am running into the
> problem of not being able to find high-end documentation or manuals. Does
> anyone know of a good online or offline source?

I know this is probably redundant, but the *best* documentation there is
for HTML is the HTML 2.0 Specification, which I always get off the menu
from Yahoo in Computers:World-Wide-Web:HTML. There are also many good
style guides, but one of the best online is at, and is
most easily found as one of the items near the top of's
Creating Websites page as the Composing Good HTML style guide.

Print-wise, there are several manuals appearing -- for the money,
O'Reilly and Associates book _Managing Internet Information Services_ is
a good bet, because it's got a section on HTML, including forms, but also
covers many of the kinds of services you might want to interface HTML
with, such as CGI scripts, WAIS, etc.

Mark E. Madsen (work)
School of Law, Computing Services (personal)
University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195
(206) 543-8197 / 543-6621

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