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Google Doodle celebrates 30th anniversary of World Wide Web

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 March 2019, 07:51 AM
World Wide Web turns 30 today, Google celebrates with a doodle
World Wide Web turns 30 today, Google celebrates with a doodle

World Wide Web turns 30 today. Thirty years ago, 33-year-old software engineer Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal to his boss that would set the technology world on fire by his World Wide Web idea. Google is marking the day with a special doodle. “the browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to research institutions, and then to the general public in August 1991. WWW has been central to the development of the age of information. It is the primary tool people use to interact on the Internet,” according to reports.

By 1990, Tim had developed the outline and the main technology that is the basis of the web – HTML (the language of the internet), URL (the addresses of web pages) and HTTP (something that allows for linked sources to be retrieved). The web was then further and more fully developed when Tim moved from CERN to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1994 and funded the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Berners-Lee's proposal contained the basic concepts of the web, including ideas like HTML, URL, and HTTP, but it would be another couple of years before he could demonstrate his idea.

"Not to be confused with the internet, which had been evolving since the 1960s, the World Wide Web is an online application built upon innovations like HTML language, URL 'addresses,' and hypertext transfer protocol, or HTTP," it reads. "The Web has also become a decentralized community, founded on principles of universality, consensus, and bottom-up design," Google wrote in a blog post.

World Wide Web (WWW), commonly known as the Web is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs).




First Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 07:49 AM
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