Computer Networks

The World Wide Web

World Wide Web concept proposed by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, to allow researchers in Europe and North America to quickly exchange information

Hypertext with links had been proposed by Vannevar Bush in 1946, but was now practical and to become the precursor of WWW.

Hypertext link names a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) - world-wide identifier of one Web page

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) - procedures for identifying a page being requested and for returning that page to requester

What is the biggest potential impact of the Internet/WWW?



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