Here I've collected a selection of HTML and WWW documents, software, and directories to other information.
Note that this page is probably horribly out of date. I haven't really kept track of WWW software that much in the last two years or so, and it shows. I add new content as I discover it, but I haven't checked old content for validity in quite a while.
HTTP Is the protocol which WWW servers use to transfer HTML documents.
CGI is the Computer Gateway Interface, which allows web servers to run programs to produce dynamic content.
The main way privacy is handled in the WWW is with PKE, Public Key Encryption.
Security is typically a coding and configuration problem with operating systems, web servers, clients, CGIs, and other software components.
The NSS cert/signing tool,
signtool are used to produce production
signed documents in the
This section is somewhat of a catch-all for documents which cross too many boundaries, as well as generic documents.
Netscape introduced the
.pac, Proxy Auto Config file format.
Later, automatic proxy configuration discovery is done with the
http://wpad/wpad.dat mechanism to locate the
The original MIME type for the config file was
but the current code expects
wpad.dat may need to be the
Ultimately it may depend on the age of the browser you are using.
If only it could return multiple mime types!.
The MIME type error can cause Internet Exploder to ignore
wpad.dat, but to still work
.pac manual configuration file.
Which is quite confusing if they are the same file!
If there is an error in the proxy config file, or if the returned MIME type is wrong, strange things can happen. What apparently goes on is that the browsers start ignoring the proxy configuration file, even though it is selected in the browser configuration! To fix this, first check the script for errors, and for correct MIME types. After that, you need to get the browser to look at the new config. You may just need to turn off/on autoconfig in some browsers. In other browsers, turn off and quit, and then turn on and quit, then start the browser again.
Netscape browsers also try the host
if the default wpad source is unavailable.
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