LINGUIST List 7.4

Tue Jan 2 1996

All: New Web Site for reading LINGUIST

Editor for this issue: Anthony M. Aristar <aristartam2000.tamu.edu>


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Message 1: New Web Site for reading LINGUIST

Date: Sun, 31 Dec 1995 23:59:59 CST
From: The LINGUIST List <linguisttam2000.tamu.edu>
Subject: New Web Site for reading LINGUIST
We are pleased to announce that LINGUIST has now opened its new 
direct-access World Wide Web site at Eastern Michigan University.
It is now possible to read LINGUIST on the Web at the URL:

	http://www.emich.edu/~linguist/issues/html/

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank Graham Katz and
the department of linguistics at Rochester, who, up till
now, have been generous enough to provide LINGUIST with
a place where subscribers can read the list in hypertext. 
Let's hope this will take some of the strain off their
server!

The new site offers three ways of reading LINGUIST:

	1. You may read the 50 most recent LINGUIST issues.

	2. You may read all archived LINGUIST issues, sorted 
	 by number

	2. You may read all archived LINGUIST issues,
	 sorted into topics, e.g. "Summaries," "Queries,"
	 "Jobs" etc.

This site also offers three new functionalities:

	1. Easy e-mail responses: The e-mail addresses of the 
	 posters of messages are now live links. You can 
	 therefore reply to posters by clicking on their 
	 addresses.

	2. URL's are recognized: All URL's which use standard 
	 URL syntax are recognized by our software and are 
	 live links. This means that you can go directly 
	 from a LINGUIST issue to a URL by clicking on the 
	 address of the URL.

	3. String Search on the Subject line: You can now search
	 for LINGUIST issues whose subject line contains
	 a certain string. This will enable you to retrieve
	 all the messages in a thread.

In order to make sure our software does its job properly, we'd like 
ask all subscribers to post URL's using standard URL syntax from now 
on. What this means is that any site which you wish to announce
to the list should show the type of connection the Web browser is
to make, followed by a colon and two slashes. For example:

	If the site is one using Hypertext Transfer Protocol,
	precede your address by http://, e.g.:
		http://www.emich.edu/

	If the site is one where information is available by ftp,
	precede your address by ftp://, e.g.:
		ftp://www.emich.edu/

	If the site is one where information is available by telnet,
	precede your address by telnet://, e.g.:
		telnet://www.emich.edu/

	If the site is one where information is available by gopher,
	precede your address by gopher://, e.g.:
		gopher://www.emich.edu/

and so on. 

The new site represents the beginning of our efforts to
make a genuinely hypertext LINGUIST available to subscribers.
We'll be adding more functionalities to the software as
the year progresses.


Anthony & Helen
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