World Wide Web turns 30

You will be well acquainted with the acronym www. Its full name is the World Wide Web. Well many people believe that the Internet was born only after the arrival of WWW but this is not true. Since before birth of www, the world is using the Internet, yes, it is true that www has changed the entire way of Web browsing. The www was first used by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the credit for its birth goes to him too. Since 1991, www has been used at a large scale and it has been reached the general public. Now many people think of www as the Internet, let’s know in detail that what is www is finally and how is it different from the Internet?

What is WWW?

The full form of WWW is the World Wide Web. All those web pages, photos, videos and any kind of content on the online platform can be called World Wide Web, which you can access through a browser. Apart from this, the World Wide Web can also be defined in such a way that the World Wide Web is a network of online content that is in HTML format and is accessed via HTTP.

How different is the internet from WWW?

Many people think the Internet and WWW are the same thing but there is some difference. The fact is that www is a group of pages that you see online, while the Internet is a huge network through which computers and devices across the world are interconnected. In other words, the way the roads connect two cities together, in the same way the Internet connects the two computers together.

Sir Tim Berners Lee, who was the prominent figure in internet and world wide web was born in England and his education was from Oxford University. In 1976 he received a degree from Physics. In 1984, he started working as a Fellow in the Nuclear Laboratory and during this time he wrote three Fundamental HTML, URL and HTTP. Then on March 12, 1989, Tim Berners Lee gave a proposal to his boss, named Information Management: A Proposal. This is the same proposal from which the world was introduced to World Wide Web. The Queen of the UK gave him a knighthood in the year 2004, and he was honored with an Order of Merit Award in 2007.

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