The 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web is commemorated Today (WWW)

World Wide Web-WWW meaning, history and origin

The World Wide Web, known as the Web, is a system of hypertext documents linked to each other on Internet accessible through browsers.

The World Wide Web, generally known as the Web, is a system of linked hypertext documents accessible by Internet. Using a program known as Web browser you can see pages that can contain texts, images, continuous media like video or music and almost any multimedia elements of today.

One of the great successes of the system was the connection between the pages through hyperlinks. This allows you to make a non-linear traverse between the documents, known as navigation.

The original proposal of the WEB was drafted at the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in the year of 1989 by Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, taking as a precursor idea to a project never materialized called Memex. Devised by Vannevar Bush in 1945, it consisted of a device that would store documents of all kinds that would be consulted and edited through a kind of keyboard with levers.

March 1989 is known as the milestone that marks the birth of the Internet, and positions Berners-Lee as a parent. The formal proposal of the WEB was officially presented at CERN on November 12, 1990 in part thanks to the collaboration of Robert Cailliau.

As a member of CERN, he was the one who decided to take the idea of Berners-Lee and helped both in the drafting and in the provision of resources to concretize the project. At the end of 1990 they had already built the first WEB server on a Next system, and the first browser-page editor software.

However, it was not until April 1993 when CERN decided to allow the free use of the Web to the community. The appearance of the first MOSAIC Web browser of the NCSA (National Center for supercomputer applications) marked the official beginning of the web as a system oriented to the community.

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