Note: this is not the current set of IAW notes as
Dr Gail Reynard http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~gtr now teaches this module.
G5BIAW: The Internet and the World Wide Web
module description for overview of topics to be covered and assessment.
NEW 10 March
I have not been able to contact our guest lecturer for today, hence
we will have the third and final no scheduled lecture today
(instead of the first day back after term break). Sorry for the late
NEW 18 February
The lecture schedule has been changed again because the guest lecturer
is unable to come this Tuesday (the 22nd February). His lecture will be
re-scheduled in about a month's time (date to be announced).
In the meantime, we will have no scheduled lecture on Tuesday
22nd March (the guest lecturer will replace one of the "no scheduled
lectures" from March).
NEW 16 February
The lecture schedule has been changed again to reflect the date fixed for
our second third lecturer! Hopefully the schedule is stable now.
NEW 09 February
The lecture schedule has been changed to reflect the date fixed for
a second guest lecturer.
NEW 02 February
It has been necessary to
change the time of the Tuesday lectures in order to get a large enough
Tuesday lectures are now at
10:00am in LT2
The lecture schedule is still undergoing revision at the moment, as I
arrange the guest lectures. The schedule is likely to change!
As we agreed in lectures, there will be three lectures freed up, due to
the large size of the assessed coursework. At the moment, the lectures
near the term break have been freed up.
- Tue 01/02/2000
This lecture was abandoned because of the inadequate lecture venue.
The proper lectures will commence on Friday 4th February
- Fr 04/02/2000
Overview of background of the Internet.
Bulletin boards and newsgroups, ftp, telnet, email, mail servers
and lists, everything that is not WWW (Lehnert).
- Tu 08/02/2000
Coursework being handed out today!
WWW introduction: what it is, how it works. WWW clients,
how they work; http (S&Q, Comer)
- Fr 11/02/2000
HTML and other information interchange formats
- Tu 15/02/2000
WWW addressing technologies and linking; referential integrity.
- Fr 18/02/2000
Hypertext and hypermedia, what is it, what WWW does. How to make links -
hand-made versus computed links. When to compute links and whether to
save them. How to improve WWW's hypertext - open hypertext systems.
- Tu 22/02/2000
(no lecture scheduled for today) - guest lecturer to be
- Fr 25/02/2000
BBC Video on the Internet and WWW
- Tu 29/02/2000
(no lecture scheduled for today)
- Fr 03/03/2000
Markup languages - XML
- Tu 07/03/2000
XML; Metadata for screening WWW content, PICS, RDF.
- Fr 10/03/2000
(no lecture scheduled for today)
- Tu 14/03/2000
Presentation of Web pages - Cascading style sheets and XSL
- Fr 17/03/2000
Industry lecturer - Karl Wilcox from ICL
to talk about Structured Documents and the World Wide Web
- Tu 21/03/2000
Security issues on the Internet
Your courseworks are due at 4pm!!
- Fr 24/03/2000
Industry lecturer - Martin Roe from
the Post Office to talk about Establishing Trusted Electronic
- Tu 25/04/2000
Social issues: illegal/immoral activities; Intellectual property
and copyright; Web ethics
- Fr 28/04/2000
Industry lecturer Tony Phillips
from Quidnunc, talking
about Real-world e-Commerce
- Tu 02/05/2000
Active and Dynamic Content
- Fr 05/05/2000
Industry lecturer Stephen Gaito
from Nortel, talking about Managing a service provider's business
- Tu 09/05/2000:
Industry lecturer Russell Morgan
from Unisys, talking
about Public-key infrastructure
- Fr 12/05/2000:
Revision lecture talking about the exam
25% of your final mark will come from the assessed coursework.
The coursework will be a small research project. You will be expected to
write a report after doing some investigation.
The coursework is now available at:
It is due to be handed in on Tuesday 21 March at 4pm.
There is no set text for the course, but this section lists a number of
useful references, both paper books and on-line resources.
Wendy Lehnert, Internet 101: A Beginner's Guide to the Internet
and the World Wide Web, Addison-Wesley. This book will be stocked
in Blackwell's Bookshop, University. We will be using materials from
chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 in lectures. Most of it is a user's guide
to the Internet and Web, and will be particularly useful for those of you
who don't have much experience in using the Internet and Web.
Stephen Spainbour and Valeria Quercia, Webmaster in a Nutshell
O'Reilly "Nutshell" series. This is really more of a reference book
than a text book but still contains quite a bit of useful material.
Many of you will already have Douglas Comer's Computer
Networks and Internets from the G52CCN course. Chapters 25 to
29 will be useful reading for G5BIAW.
Last revision 15th May 2000, Helen Ashman.