HTML virology

Jack M. Bernstein, M.D. bernstein at
Thu Aug 18 12:24:32 EST 1994

In article <9407187772.AA777221914 at> Bart_Corsaro_at_USLRMG01 at INTERNETMAIL.PR.CYANAMID.COM writes:
>Newsgroups: bionet.virology
>Subject: re: HTML virology
>Date: 18 Aug 1994 04:57:32 -0700
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>Dear colleagues:

>Over the last couple of days I have been following the conversations concerning 
>HTML Virology.  Being new to the world of Bulletin Boards I have just one long 
>questions.  What are HTML, "hypertext"and the World-Wide Web?

HTML= hypertext markup language

hypertext= essentially, highlighted words within your document. Clicking on 
them will take you directly to other linked text/ programs. In Windows, you 
see this in the help files, whereclicking on a word will bring you to a 
subset, example and so-forth. With Mosaic, clicking on a highlighted word will 
take you to the home computer where the data is stored and either bring up the 
text/ pictures or run a program.

World Wide Web= a way of linking/ crossreferencing data in the above manner

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