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The Early World Wide Web at SLAC:
Documentation of the Early Web at SLAC (1991-1994)

SLAC's First Web Pages

Mouse over any of the page images below to see the original underlying html code.

DEFAULT.HTML page

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.

Code:
<TITLE>default -- /slacvm.slac.stanford.edu</TITLE> <NEXTID
1> <H1>SLACVM Information Service</H1> <DL>
<DT><A NAME=0
HREF=http://slacvm.slac.stanford.edu./FIND/binlist.html>BINLIST</A>
<DD>SLAC phone book with e-mail addresses <DT><A NAME=1
HREF=http://slacvm.slac.stanford.edu./FIND/hep.html>HEP</A>
<DD>SPIRES HEP preprint database </dl>

BINLIST.HTML page

Clicking on the "BINLIST" link on the DEFAULT.HTML page (above) opened this page.

Code:<TITLE>binlist -- //slacvm</TITLE> <NEXTID 2>
<H1>SLACVM BINLIST Telephone and e-mail Directory</H1>
<DL> <DD><A NAME=0
HREF=http://slacvm.slac.stanford.edu./FIND/binlist>Find</A>
<DT>Find last-name, {,first-name} <DD><A NAME=1
HREF=http://slacvm.slac.stanford.edu./FIND/help>Help</A>
<DT>Help with BINLIST </DL>

SPIRES.HTML 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.)

Code:
TITLE>SLAC SPIRES </TITLE> <NEXTID 2> <H1>SLACVM
SPIRES HEP Preprint Database</H1> <DL> <DT><A NAME=0
HREF=http://slacvm.slac.stanford.edu./FIND/spires>Search</A>
<DD>Perform search using standard SPIRES terms. <DT><A
NAME=1
HREF=http://slacvm.slac.stanford.edu./FIND/spihelp>Help</A>
<DD>Get help for SPIRES </DL>

SPIRES.INDEX page

Clicking on the "Search" link on the SPIRES.HTML page (shown above) activated this search interface page.

Code:
<IsIndex> <TITLE>SLAC SPIRES</TITLE> <PLAINTEXT>
SLAC SPIRES HEP Preprint database search
 
Use standard SPIRES search terms such as...
 
   find author Perl, M
   find title tau and date 1980

BINLIST.INDEX page

Clicking on the "Find" link on the BINLIST.HTML page opened this search interface page.

Code:
<IsIndex>  <TITLE>BINLIST Search</TITLE>  
<PLAINTEXT>  SLAC Phone and E-mail directory search.
                                                                                
Supply Last-name or Last-name, First-name


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Page Owner: Jean Marie Deken

Last Modified: May 31,2006