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OLIAS Web Index, circa 1994 by HAL Computer Systems

From: Dan Connolly <dckc@madmode.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2012 22:01:44 -0600
Message-ID: <CAD2YivZrt_p2DKfPTxA_zwwn28JNybLZuyKZrDMqdNtdBQOy2g@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-webhistory@w3.org, lbickley@bickleywest.com
Hi Lyle and Web History community,

In preparation for the 1994 Seybold Seminar, a few months after Mark
Gaither and I wrapped James Clark's SGML parser in a CGI script to
create the first online HTML markup validation service, the OLIAS team
at Hal Software Systems put together an Index to the World Wide Web.

Presuming license to re-publish for the purpose of historical
preservation, I ripped a copy and put it online:

  OLIAS.iso 337M
  md5sum: de687dc2d49aa3a4d6dc7d7676411ec8

The index format is highly optimized for minimal seeking on a CD, and
hence incomprehensible without running OLIAS itself:

  The OLIAS Web Index demonstration software ... requires a Sun SPARC
workstation running SunOS 4.1.x ...

For the curious, my blog write-up has a few more details:

  OLIAS Web Index, circa 1994

Dan Connolly
Received on Monday, 31 December 2012 04:02:11 UTC

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