Session 1 WWW Elementary

1.0.1 Meaning:

The World Wide Web (WWW or W3) - a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. With a web browser, one can view web pages that may contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia and navigate between them via hyperlinks.

1.0.2 Origin:

At CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, Berners-Lee and Belgian computer scientist Robert Cailliau proposed in 1990 to use hypertext

1.0.3 History of Development:

  • March 1989- Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal that referenced ENQUIRE, a database and software project he had built in 1980, and described a more elaborate information management system.

  • November 12, 1990-With help from Robert Cailliau,Tim Berners-Lee published a more formal proposal to build a "Hypertext project" called "WorldWideWeb" (one word, also "W3") as a "web" of "hypertext documents" to be viewed by "browsers" using a client–server architecture with the wiki concept, blogs, Web 2.0 and RSS/Atom.

  • 1990-A NeXT Computer was used by Berners-Lee as the world's first web server and also to write the first web browser.

  • August 6, 1991-Berners-Lee posted a short summary of the World Wide Web project on the alt.hypertext newsgroup. This date also marked the debut of the Web as a publicly available service on the Internet.

  • 1992- The first photo on the web was uploaded by Berners-Lee in an image of the CERN house band Les Horribles Cernettes.

  • October, 1994- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was founded by Tim Berners-Lee after he left the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT/LCS) with support from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

1.0.4 Funtion:

The Web is one of the services that runs on the Internet. It is a collection of textual documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs, transmitted by web browsers and web servers. Viewing a web page on the World Wide Web normally begins either by typing the URL of the page into a web browser, or by following a hyperlink to that page or resource in the following syntax: .

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