THE WORLD WIDE WEB
The World Wide Web (also known as WWW, W3 and the Web) is the latest
method of traversing the Internet, and is based on hypertext, the use of which
you have become familiar with by now. The World Wide Web had its beginnings in
CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva. It is still
evolving and its rapid expansion is more accurately described as an
The WWW is built on the facility called HTTP (HyperText Transfer
Protocol) which allows the linking and relaying of WWW documents (i.e.
hypertext documents) through the Internet. The method behind hypertext links
is made 'invisible' to the user which is conducive to user friendliness.
The Web can also access FTP archives and make use of Gopher
. Gopher is a way of traversing the Internet using menus but is not as
versatile as the Web; for example, it cannot support images, nor is it
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