World Wide Web

The World Wide Web(WWW) also commonly called “Web” or “W3” is a system of network-accessible information. The World Wide Web began as a networked information project at CERN, where Tim Berners-Lee a computer scientist and founder of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), developed a vision of the project.

WWW definition
The World Wide Web is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet.

The Web has a body of software, and a set of protocols and conventions. Using a web browser, one can surf web pages that may contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia, and navigate between them via hyperlinks.

Berners-Lee developed three essential technologies for WWW:

  1. Universal Document Identifier (UDI), later known as Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)
  2. HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
  3. Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

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