World Wide Web

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On the World Wide Web, a client program called a user agent retrieves information resources, such as Web pages and other computer files, from Web servers using their URLs. If the user agent is a kind of Web browser.

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World Wide WebFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search"The Web" and "WWW" redirect here. For other uses, see Web and WWW (disambiguation). For the world's first browser, see WorldWideWeb. Internet PortalWWW's historical logo designed by Robert CailliauThe World Wide Web (or simply the "Web") is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents that runs over the Internet. With a Web browser, a user views Web pages that may contain text, images, and other multimedia and navigates between them using hyperlinks. The Web was created around 1990 by the British Tim Berners-Lee and the Belgian Robert Cailliau working at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Since then, Berners-Lee has played an active role in guiding the development of Web standards (such as the markup languages in which Web pages are composed), and in recent years has advocated his vision of a Semantic Web.Contents[hide]1 Basic terms 2 How the Web works 3 Caching 4 History 5 Web standards 6 Java and JavaScript 7 Sociological implications 8 Publishing Web pages 9 Statistics 10 Speed issues 11 Link rot 12 Academic conferences 13 WWW prefix in Web addresses 14 Pronunciation of "www" 15 Standards 16 See also 17 References 18 External links 18.1 Wikibooks [edit] Basic termsThe World Wide Web is the combination of four basic ideas:Hypertext: a format of information which allows, in a computer environment, one to move from one part of a document to another or from one document to

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