WWW the World Wide Web

The World Wide Web is part of the internet, but is not syonymous with it.

The internet predates the World Wide Web. The World Wide Web was invented by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 when he was working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). He has called the internet “a network of networks” and the World Wide Web ” an abstract (imaginary) space of information”. (See more on his FAQs at www.w3.org, the World Wide Web Consortium which works wih organisations and the public to develop Web standards).

Some people prefer to say that WWW is made up of all internet resources using hypertext transfer protocol, otherwise known as http (which you will see at the front of a www address). The main document formatting language used on the Web is HyperText Mark-up Language, or html – it is thanks to html that you can jump from webage to webpage using hyperlinks.

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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