The Webmaster's Handbook
Christian Neuss & Johan Vromans
This was written in 1995, so it's a bit outdated now...
The World Wide Web is currently experiencing enormous popularity.
Not only do people want to know how to access information, but they
are also interested in setting up an information server for the Web.
Running a Web server allows for inexpensive, instant distribution of
information, which can be frequently updated whenever changes are
One of the first books designed for advanced Internet information
providers and World Wide Web users, The Webmaster's Handbook
helps readers enhance the functionality of their Web servers and
provides helpful fill-out forms support.
- An in-depth discussion on creating information gateways
- Sample code both for simple scripts and for more sophisticated
gateways. The language Perl is
used throughout, and a comprehensive Perl
reference guide is also included
- Coverage of typical real-world tasks such as creating a searchable
index, conducting electronic transactions and providing gateways
to existing database management systems
- A CDROM with examples from the book, Web references, free utilities
and files, Internet Domain Codes and an invaluable collection of
Frequently Asked Questions
- WebExtra: Periodically updated additional information.
The WebExtra information for The Webmaster's
Handbook is here.
About the authors
Christian Neuss set up the World Wide Web server for the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer
Graphics (Darmstadt, Germany) in May 1993, and developed a server
extension that allowed for content searches. Since then, his work has
focused on server extensions and information resource discovery on the
Web and, for the Third International WWW conference in April 1995, he
created the electronic conference registration software and
webmastered the conference server. He is now with the Technische Hochschule
Darmstadt, continuing his research on information resource
has been involved with software engineering research since 1975.
Convinced of the importance of a good programming environment, he
became an expert in using GNU Emacs and the Perl programming language.
Recently, he was instrumental in bringing the Internet to the
Netherlands as a commercial activity and he currently owns his own
typesetting and consulting business called Squirrel Consultancy.
2. Web Server Technology
3. Dynamic Documents and Requests
4. The CGI Specification
5. Writing Gateway Programs
6. Enhancing Server Functionality
7. Electronic Transactions
A. Commented Listings
B. CDROM contents
C. Resources not on the CDROM
D. Perl Reference Guide
E. HTML Quick Reference Guide
The Webmaster's Handbook
Due to a production problem the images in the first printing
of the book are of inferior quality. Please make sure that you get the
second or newer printing.
Paperbound & CDROM
Translations are available in German, French and Dutch.
For order information please contact:
Berkshire House, 168-173 High Holborn
London WC1V 7AA, UK