Internet 201

Creating a Page With HTML

thought it would be interesting to stretch the editorial envelope by offering you an HTML (hypertext markup language) document masquerading as a column on defense conversion. I intentionally kept the tags as simple as possible to ensure the page works with all browsers (that is, programs used to read HTML pages).

You should be able to "read" this "page" with any Windows or Mac Web browser, for example, Lynx, Netscape, Mosaic, AirMosaic, WebSurfer, MacWeb, et al. I put the tags in uppercase for easy identification, even though case is irrelevant in HTML. You just have to type in the column exactly as you see it using a plain text editor. Then save it as a file with the extension .htm in the subdirectory of your choice, launch your browser and open the file.

For example, using Netscape 1.1, choose "File" on the menu bar, select "Open File" (Ctrl-O) and type the name you gave your file, for instance, defcon.htm. For those using the Columbus method of typing (search, discover and land), if you send me E-mail with the characters, "defcon," in the subject line of your message, I will tell you where I put this page. That should save you some aggravation.

June 8, 1995

Defense Conversion Sample Anchors

  • Advanced Research Projects Agency SBIR Grants. You need to read the directions to use this forms link on the Community of Science Home Page. Be forewarned that it's also a fee-based service.

  • HREF="">Defense Conversion and Peace Resources. Unusual page with anchors to conflict resolution and military toxins. What else would you expect from Berkeley?

  • Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Home Page. The title of the page says it all; a wealth of information. Try the link below to search for information.

  • Defense Technical Information Web Locator

  • Office of Economic Conversion Information (OECI). In their own words: OECI is a collaborative initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Department of Defense. OECI's goal is to meet the information needs of communities, workers and industries challenged by Defense Asset Conversion.

  • OSD C3I Home Page. Here's another chip off the DTIC block.

  • Technology Reinvestment Project. The place to go for the FY95 Solicitation as well as other valuable information.

John writes, talks and trains on the Internet. You can reach him at or His home page is

John Makulowich writes, talks and trains on the Internet. You can reach him at or His home page is For more information or

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