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 The World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or the Web) is an information

space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform
Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via
the Internet.
 English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989.
 He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland.
 The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research
institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in
August 1991.
 World Wide Web has been central to the development of the Information
Age and is the primary tool billions of people use to interact on the Internet. Web
pages are primarily text documents formatted and annotated with Hypertext
Markup Language (HTML).In addition to formatted text, web pages may
contain images, video, audio, and software components that are rendered in the
user's web browser as coherent pages of multimedia content.
 World Wide Web is a global collection of documents and other resources, linked
by hyperlinks and URIs. Web resources are usually accessed using HTTP, which
is one of many Internet communication protocols.
 World Wide Web (WWW) is combination of all resources and users on the
Internet that are using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).A broader
definition comes from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): "The World Wide
Web is the universe of network-accessible information, an embodiment of human
 The internet is, as its name implies, a network -- a vast, global network that
incorporates a multitude of lesser networks. As such, the internet consists of
supporting infrastructure and other technologies.
 In contrast, the Web is a communications model that, through HTTP, enables the
exchange of information over the internet.
 Berners-Lee developed hypertext, the method of instant cross-referencing that
supports communications on the Web, making it easy to link content on one web
page to content located elsewhere. The introduction of hypertext revolutionized
the way people used the internet.
 In 1989, Berners-Lee began work on the first World Wide Web server at CERN.
He called the server "httpd” and dubbed the first client "WWW.” Originally, WWW
was just a WYSIWYG hypertext browser/editor that ran in the NeXTStep
environment. The World Wide Web has been widely available since 1991.

Features of Web
 HyperText Information System.
 Cross-Platform.
 Distributed. Approximately 70 million active sites as of December 2007.
 Open Standards and Open Source. TCP/IP, HTTP, HTML, CSS.
 Web Browser: provides a single interface to many services. ...
 Dynamic, Interactive, Evolving.
 "Web 2.0"