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*** New entries in this release:
- Added the Scouting Spider site to places to send your web address.
- Added link for finding Scouting clipart for web pages.
- Added report of potential child abuse to reasons not to include names,
  renaming the topic to the issue of names on web pages.
- Updated link to Chris Jacobi's guidelines for writing web pages.
- Added link to list of free web space providers.
- Added Mike Montoya's suggestions for writing and testing web pages.

*** About this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) file:

This file contains information about how to find and access Scouting
home pages on the World Wide Web and how to create a home page on the
Web.  It is not intended to be a tutorial on the subject, but only
some thoughts from people who have created such pages to be shared
with someone who is contemplating creating her/his own page.

This file is maintained by Alan R. Houser (  If you
have any comments or suggestions to include, please send them to Alan.

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in the line starting with "Last-Modified:" at the top of this file.
Files older than three months should be considered as outdated.


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-- Alan R. Houser **


1) Are there WWW pages about Scouting ?
2) Why would I want to create a Scouting web page ?
3) What software do I need ?
4) I have only limited Internet access. Is it still possible to get on the 
   WWW ?
5) How do I create my own site for my troop / group / council etc. ?
6) How should the pages be structured ?
7) Why do I need a title?
8) What about graphics?
9) Where can I get Scouting images for use on our web page? 
10) What about "Netscape Enhancements?"
11) What should I include on my pages ?
12) Should I include names on my pages ?
13> Why do I need to test my pages?
14) OK, my page is ready. Now what ?
15) How can I tell if anyone is reading my page?
16) Security concerns

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