Some reference materials for this course will be stored in electronic form and will be accessible through the World Wide Web, a global hypermedia environment that interconnects information located throughout the Internet. Information is accessible by means of various client software, including Mosaic, the Internet-based global hypermedia browser for Windows, Macintosh, and X-terminals. Mosaic can not only be used from any of the platforms mentioned above, but it can also display information in a number of formats, including text, images, sound, and video. Mosaic allows you to navigate through this information by means of hyperlinks: links that connect information in one form and in one location with information in any other form or location on the Internet.
The following is an example of an image-based hyperlink: when you click on one of the images below, another image is displayed.
The following is an example of a text based hyperlink: when you click on a section of the underlined text below, you are taken to the location of further information on that topic.
Patrick A. George