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Article #400 (419 is last):
From: saj@po.CWRU.Edu (Sherri A. Jones R.N.)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions
Subject: World Wide Web
Reply-To: saj@po.CWRU.Edu (Sherri A. Jones R.N.)
Posted-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current)
Date: Mon Aug 28 11:31:30 1995

Question: How do I access the world wide web? How do I get
started? Have other Atari users had success accessing the www???

Sherri Jones

**** Answered by Michael Current, aa700:

World Wide Web (WWW) access will be dependent on your Internet service
provider.  For instance, If you want to think of the Cleveland Free-Net
as an ISP, the Cleveland Free-Net does not support WWW access at this time.

(except through the most clunky method of accessing Web pages by e-mail-->
for an example, send a message to server@mail.w3.org that says exactly

send http://www.earn.net/gnrt/www.html
)

Other Internet service providers support text-only access to the WWW, using
Web client software such as Lynx.  All Atari computers can access the Web 
this way since it only requires a modem and VT100 emulation.

For _direct_ Web access, meaning you'll see all those snazzy graphics and
sound you hear about, I don't believe there is presently a solution on the
Atari platform.  Meaning, there aren't any complete Web browsers running on
the Atari that I know of.

Hope that helps.


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