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WWW Information

Mosaic and Netscape for VMS

I have put together (and tidied up) various resources on VMS Mosaic and also keep a list of VMS Netscape bugs that I know of. There is also some information on our local browser setup for Mosaic and Netscape on the RAL PPD VMScluster.

Poor-Man's Listserv

Most browsers (eg. Mosaic and Netscape) will allow you to mail to multiple recipients. eg.
<A HREF="mailto:T.J.Adye@rl.ac.uk,adye@v2.rl.ac.uk">
By including one or more such lists (which could be very long) on a page, a user can select the desired mailing list. See the end of the OUSFG e-mail list for an example.

If Netscape 2.0 is the client, one can include a default subject with

<A HREF="mailto:T.J.Adye@rl.ac.uk?subject=Hi there!">

Netscape Internal Information

With the about: scheme in Netscape 2.0 (it seems not in 1.12 or before), one can obtain information about the among others.

It doesn't seem to be possible to use these from a Bookmark file or a link (probably a quite sensible security precaution), but one can type them into the Open Location query box by hand.

The idea was initially from http://www.c2.org/~aelana/javascript.html: click What is in your disk-cache? Whatsit doin?.

A full list for Netscape 3.0 is maintained by Vancouver Webpages.

Other Netscape Tricks can be found at Yikes!. I particularly like CTRL/ALT/T (X-Windows Netscape only?) for displaying the transfer status.

Server Scripts


Other Pages

HTML 3.2 Checked... Best viewed with ANY browser! http://hepwww.rl.ac.uk/Delphi/Adye/WWWinfo.html last modified 4th January 1998 by
Tim Adye, <T.J.Adye@rl.ac.uk>