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Where we are from

On today’s date most of us are living in a sphere driven by lots of technologies. One of these awesome inventions is The Web.

So, here is a very simple and a fair question, do we all know where we are from to this digital age.

Let us know the answer of this question. Here we go…

It starts with a name Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist at CERN.

Tim Berners-Lee, a graduate of Oxford University, invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory, in 1989. The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automatic information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications was a set of technologies that would make the Internet truly accessible and useful to people. Those are:

  • HTML: HyperText Markup Language. The publishing format for the Web, including the ability to format documents and link to other documents and resources.
  • URI: Uniform Resource Identifier. A kind of “address” that is unique to each resource on the Web.
  • HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Allows for the retrieval of linked resources from across the Web.

Tim’s initial proposal to the management at CERN had been rejected. However, On 30 April 1993 CERN put the World Wide Web software in the public domain.

The first website at CERN – and in the world – was dedicated to the World Wide Web project itself and was hosted on Berners-Lee’s NeXT computer. The website described the basic features of the web like:

  • how to access other people’s documents over internet.
  • how to set up your own server.

Want to know a bit more about this legend? Here you go: Timothy John Berners-Lee

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