Please note that before sending a message to any of these lists please listen to the discussions first and, where possible, read the information about the list. You should not send simple questions about, say, installing Mosaic on your home PC to a list for developers of the WWW protocols.
provides a forum for discussion of WWW
client software (such as Mosaic, Cello and Lynx), new user questions, client
setup questions, client bug reports, resource discovery questions on how to
locate information on WWW that can't be found by the FAQ and comparisons
between various client packages are among the acceptable topics for this
provides a forum for the
discussion of WWW server software and the use of server software to provide
information to users. General server design, setup questions, server bug
reports, security issues, HTML page design and other concerns of information
providers are among the likely topics for this group.
provides a general forum for discussing
WWW issues which are not covered by the other comp.infosystems.www groups.
is for announcement of new information
services (e.g. new WWW sites) and new software products (new server software,
new clients, new document converters, etc.)
An archive of the comp.infosystems.announce Usenet group is available at
covers WAIS topics, including integration
of WAIS with WWW.
SGML, including HTML.
Archives of These Groups
Archives of the www-announce, net-happenings mailing lists
and comp.infosystems.www.* Usenet groups are available at the URL
CERN Mailing Lists
To join a list at CERN send electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the line subscribe www-list your name.
For example if John Smith wanted to subscribe to the www-announce list he would send the message subscribe www-announce John Smith
An overview of CERN mailing lists is available at the URL http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/Administration/Mailing/Overview.html Alternatively send an email message to email@example.com containing line lists to receive a list of lists or review list to receive a list of subscribers to list.
www-announce is for anyone interested in WWW, its progress, new data sources, new software releases. Please refrain from posting administrivia to this list! The list owners want to keep it low volume, large membership.
www-html is for technical discussions of the HyperText Markup Language HTML. Design discussions only, please, not newcomer questions.
This list is archived at the URL http://18.104.22.168/menus/6581.htm and at the URL http://gummo.stanford.edu/html/hypermail/hypermail.html
www-rdb is for discussion of gatewaying relational databases into WWW. This list is archived at the URL http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/Archive/www-rdb
www-proxy is for technical discussion about WWW proxies, caching, and future directions. This list is archived at the URL http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/Archive/www-proxy
www-talk is for technical discussion for those developing WWW software or with that deep an interest. (Please keep this to WWW technical design only. Not general questions from non-developers, which should go to the newsgroup, nor for HTML topics which should go to www-html.)
This list is archived. A threaded version of the archive is available at the URL http://gummo.stanford.edu/html/hypermail/archives.html
Other Mailing Lists
atmwww-l is an open and unmoderated discussion of the impact of
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) technology and networking on the
World-Wide-Web. To subscribe to the list send the message subscribe
atmwww-l your name to the address
firstname.lastname@example.org in the To send messages to the
atmwww-l discussion list, email: email@example.com
cello-l is a discussion list for users of the Cello WWW browser. To subscribe to the list send the message sub cello-l your name to the address firstname.lastname@example.org Further information is available at the URL ftp://ftp.law.cornell.edu/pub/LII/Cello/default.htm The Cello FAQ is available at the URL Archives of the list are available at the URL gopher://gopher.law.cornell.edu:70/11/listservs/cellol
html-wg is a mailing list for an IETF working group which is discussing
developments of HTML. To subscribe email email@example.com with
the message SUBSCRIBE html-wg yourname An archive of the
list is available at the URL
The HTTP working group (http-wg)will work on the specification of
the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). HTTP is a data access protocol
currently run over TCP and is the basis of the World-Wide Web. The initial
work will be to document existing practice and short-term extensions.
Subsequent work will be to extend and revise the protocol. Directions which
have already been mentioned include:
libwww-perl is a library of Perl4 packages which provides a simple and
consistent programming interface to the World-Wide Web. This library is being
developed as a collaborative effort to assist the further development of useful
WWW clients and tools.
A mailing list has been established for technical discussion about libwww-perl, including problem reports, interim fixes, suggestions for features, and contributions. The mailing list address is firstname.lastname@example.org and administrivia (including subscribe requests) should be sent to email@example.com
A Hypermail archive of the mailing list is also available at the URL http://www.ics.uci.edu/WebSoft/libwww-perl/archive/
mosaic-l is a Listserv list for the NCSA Mosaic WWW browser. To
subscribe send the message subscribe mosaic-l firstname lastname
to the address firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE This list is now believed to be defunct since it was being used for
basic Mosaic questions, rather than providing a forum for Mosaic developers.
MacHTTP-talk is a mailing list for MacHTTP users has been set up. It
provides an open forum for any questions, answers, suggestions, announcements,
etc. about the MacHTTP server software. To subscribe to the list send a mail
message to the address MajorDomo@academ.com containing the
message subscribe MacHTTP-talk firstname surname
Further information is available at the URL http://www.uth.tmc.edu/mac_info/machttp/mailing_list.html
moo-www is a mailing list to discuss links between MUDS, in particular
systems based on Pavel Curtis's MOO server, and the World-Wide Web. Subjects
for discussion include:
Netscape is a Listserv list for the Netscape WWW browser. This list is
for the purpose of discussing features and bugs contained in this new browser,
as well as the new tags Netscape implements. To subscribe send the message
subscribe netscape firstname lastname to the address
Quality is a mailing list for the discussion of quality issues. To
subscribe to the list send the message subscribe quality to the address
An archive is available at the URL http://naic.nasa.gov/naic/archives
unite is a Mailbase list which can be used for discussions about a
User Network Interface To Everything. Based in the UK with an
international membership. email@example.com with the message
join unite yourname
The UNITE archives are available at the URL http://mailbase.ac.uk/pub/lists/unite
Web4Lib is a list for Library-based WWW managers and developers. To
subscribe email firstname.lastname@example.org with the message
SUBSCRIBE Web4Lib yourname
web-support is a Mailbase list which can be used for discussions about
WWW issues. Based in the UK. To subscribe email
email@example.com with the message join web-support
The archives are available at the URL http://mailbase.ac.uk/pub/lists/web-support
The WebServer-NT mailing list is intended as a forum where users
of Windows NT can discuss World-Wide Web server issues. Likely topics might
include (but are not limited to):
To get help on the mailserver commands put HELP in your message body To receive a list of the available mailing list put LISTS in the body To receive a list of subscribers in a list put SEND/LIST webserver-nt in the body.
Discussions of issues of commercial transactions of information via the
Web take place on the www-buyinfo mailing list. To subscribe send the
message subscribe www-buyinfo to the address
The archives are held at the URL http://www.research.att.com/www-buyinfo/about.html
www-courseware is a list dedicated to courseware on WWW. To subscribe
send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the message
An archive of the list is held at the URL http://www.eit.com/mailinglists/www-courseware/archive/
This is a list dedicated to literature on the WWW. To subscribe send
mail to email@example.com containing the message
An archive of the list is held at the URL http://www.eit.com/mailinglists/www-literature/archive/
The aim of this list if to provide a high signal-to-noise, quick
turn-around forum for managers of WWW servers and sites to get answers to
specific questions about the setup and maintenance of http servers and clients.
The mailing list is managed by a utility called majordomo. To subscribe send
the message subscribe www-managers to the address
www-security is a list to discuss different methods of providing a
secure WWW service. The list will focus on how to secure HTTP and/or HTTP-like
protocols to provide privacy, user authentication, service certifications and
document checking (digital signatures).
To subscribe send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the message subscribe www-security
An archive of the list is held at the URL http://www.verity.com/www-security.html
Information about the www-security list is also available at the URL http://www-ns.rutgers.edu/www-security/index.html
The www-speed list is dedicated to the proposition that the web
is just too darned slow, and that some of its key components have inherent
performance problems that cannot be dealt with without changes to protocols.
Topics appropriate to the list are:
VRML (the Virtual Reality Markup Language) is an evolving specification
for a platform-independent definition of 3-dimensional spaces within the
World-Wide Web. It is designed to combine the best features of virtual
reality, networked visualization, and the global hypermedia environment of the
To subscribe to the Virtual Reality Markup Language (VRML) list send mail to email@example.com containing the message subscribe www-vrml
Further information is available at the URL http://www.wired.com/vrml/
firstname.lastname@example.org is intended for indepth technical discussions of the
possibility of modifying the WWW protocols to support Unicode. It is going
along the same lines as some of the Unicode discussions on www-talk,
just a more focused group with no other WWW issues. If interested in joining
this list, send email to to email@example.com with a subject line
of subscribe, and a message body of subscribe firstname.lastname@example.org