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Last Updated: 18 June 1996 (Added the new Java newsgroups to the end of the document) PLEASE NOTE: Readers unfamiliar with Usenet newsgroups should read the groups news.announce.newusers and news.newusers.questions before reading or posting to the newsgroups described here. There are now FIFTEEN comp.infosystems.www.* subgroups. Use the one appropriate to your message. This post contains the charters of all except comp.infosystems.www.announce, the charter of which is longer and is posted separately. Please read the newsgroups before posting questions, as your questions may already be answered in a FAQ! This post is also available, in hypertext, on the World-Wide Web at <URL:http://boutell.com/%7Egrant/web-groups.html>. Here are the newsgroups lines; the charters follow: comp.infosystems.www.advocacy Comments and arguments over the best and worst. comp.infosystems.www.browsers.mac Web browsers for the Macintosh platform. comp.infosystems.www.browsers.misc Web browsers for other platforms. comp.infosystems.www.browsers.ms-windows Web browsers for MS Windows. comp.infosystems.www.browsers.x Web browsers for the X-Window system. comp.infosystems.www.servers.ms-windows Web servers for MS Windows and NT. comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix Web servers for UNIX platforms. comp.infosystems.www.servers.mac Web servers for the Macintosh platform. comp.infosystems.www.servers.misc Web servers for other platforms. comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi Writing CGI scripts for the Web. comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html Writing HTML for the Web. comp.infosystems.www.authoring.images Using images, imagemaps on the Web. comp.infosystems.www.authoring.misc Miscellaneous Web authoring issues. comp.infosystems.www.announce World-Wide Web announcements. (Moderated) comp.infosystems.www.misc Miscellaneous World Wide Web discussion. OFFICIAL CHARTERS comp.infosystems.www.advocacy This newsgroup is for comments, arguments, debates, and discussions about which Web browsers, servers, external viewer programs, and other software is better or worse than any other. Posts should not be crossposted to this group and to any other Web group. However, this group is a good place to direct follow-ups if a thread in another Web group begins to take on a "this program is better than that one" flavor. Possible subjects include: "The web is better than print"; "Netscape is better than anything else"; "CERN httpd kicks butt"; etc. comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html This newsgroup covers discussion of HyperText Markup Language (HTML) as it relates to web page authoring. Possible subjects include HTML editors, formatting tricks, and current and proposed HTML standards. comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi This newsgroup covers discussion of the development of Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripts as they relate to Web page authoring. Possible subjects include discussion how to handle the results of forms, how to generate images on the fly, and how to put together other interactive Web offerings. comp.infosystems.www.authoring.images This newsgroup covers discussion of the creation and editing of images as they relate to web page authoring. Possible subjects include how best to leverage the image-display capabilities of the web and common questions and solutions for putting up imagemaps. comp.infosystems.www.authoring.misc This newsgroup covers miscellaneous World-Wide Web authoring issues not covered by the other c.i.w.authoring.* groups. Possible subjects include the use of audio and video, etc.