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** Charters of the World-Wide Web Newsgroups **

 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
 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.        Web browsers for MS Windows.
 comp.infosystems.www.browsers.x         Web browsers for the X-Window system. 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.