The Early World Wide Web at SLAC:
Mouse over any of the page images below to see the original underlying html code.
SLAC VM was the mainframe computing system at SLAC in 1991.
BINLIST was the online directory of staff, faculty, and high-energy physics correspondents' names and contact information.
Clicking on the "BINLIST" link on the DEFAULT.HTML page (above) opened this page.
Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World-Wide Web, has called the SLAC web interface to SPIRES-HEP the "killer app" that showed the world what the web could do.
In December 1991, SPIRES-HEP was already a very popular database among high energy physicists. They were thrilled with the improved and instantaneous access to SPIRES-HEP provided by SLAC's new web interface. Clicking "Search" on this page linked a user to SPIRES.INDEX, and clicking "Help" took them to a page named SPIHELP.INDEX.
(Visit the current SPIRES-HEP web interface.)
Clicking on the "Search" link on the SPIRES.HTML page (shown above) activated this search interface page.
Clicking on the "Find" link on the BINLIST.HTML page opened this search interface page.
Page Owner: Jean Marie Deken