WWW (World Wide Web)
The World Wide Web (abbreviated as WWW or W3, commonly known as the web)
is 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
In March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist and former
CERN employee, wrote a proposal for what would eventually become the
World Wide Web. The 1989 proposal was meant for a more effective CERN
communication system but Berners-Lee eventually realised the concept
could be implemented throughout the world. Berners-Lee and Belgian
computer scientist Robert Cailliau proposed in 1990 to use hypertext "to
link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which
the user can browse at will", and Berners-Lee finished the first website
in December of that year. Berners-Lee posted the project on the
alt.hypertext newsgroup on 7 August 1991.
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