22 Facts About World Wide Web


World Wide Web, commonly known as the Web, is an information system enabling documents and other web resources to be accessed over the Internet.

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Servers and resources on the World Wide Web are identified and located through character strings called uniform resource locators.

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World Wide Web applications are web pages that function as application software.

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The information in the World Wide Web is transferred across the Internet using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol.

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World Wide Web was invented by English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee at CERN, and originally conceived as a document management system.

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The World Wide Web was a success at CERN, and began to spread to other scientific and academic institutions.

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World Wide Web has been central to the development of the Information Age and is the primary tool billions of people use to interact on the Internet.

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In contrast, the World Wide Web is a global collection of documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URIs.

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World Wide Web resources are accessed using HTTP or HTTPS, which are application-level Internet protocols that use the Internet's transport protocols.

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World Wide Web browser parses the HTML and interprets the markup that surrounds the words to format the text on the screen.

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World Wide Web browsers receive HTML documents from a web server or from local storage and render the documents into multimedia web pages.

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Many hostnames used for the World Wide Web begin with www because of the long-standing practice of naming Internet hosts according to the services they provide.

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The English writer Douglas Adams once quipped in The Independent on Sunday : "The World Wide Web is the only thing I know of whose shortened form takes three times longer to say than what it's short for".

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In Mandarin Chinese, World Wide Web is commonly translated via a phono-semantic matching to wan wei wang, which satisfies www and literally means "myriad-dimensional net", a translation that reflects the design concept and proliferation of the World Wide Web.

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Tim Berners-Lee's web-space states that World Wide Web is officially spelled as three separate words, each capitalised, with no intervening hyphens.

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World Wide Web recommends using the browser in incognito mode in such circumstances.

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World Wide Web cache is a server computer located either on the public Internet or within an enterprise that stores recently accessed web pages to improve response time for users when the same content is requested within a certain time after the original request.

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Enterprise firewalls often cache World Wide Web resources requested by one user for the benefit of many users.

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Criminals, the World Wide Web has become a venue to spread malware and engage in a range of cybercrimes, including identity theft, fraud, espionage and intelligence gathering.

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World Wide Web standards are not fixed sets of rules but are constantly evolving sets of finalized technical specifications of web technologies.

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World Wide Web standards are developed by standards organizations—groups of interested and often competing parties chartered with the task of standardization—not technologies developed and declared to be a standard by a single individual or company.

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The World Wide Web receives information as well as providing information and interacting with society.

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