30 years of the World Wide Web

2019-03-12, by: Karen Stark

30 years ago, On March 12 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.

Millions of computers were already connected together through the internet, but you had to log on to different computers to get to information, sometimes having to learn a different program on each computer, so he realised they could share information by making use of hypertext emerging technology.

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By October of the following year, Tim had written the three fundamental technologies that are the foundation of today's web and appear on parts of your web browser:

  • HTML: HyperText Markup Language. The markup (formatting) language for the web.
  • URI: Uniform Resource Identifier. A kind of unique "address" that is used to identify each resource on the web. Also commonly called a URL.
  • HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Allows for the retrieval of linked resources from across the web.

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In 1994, Tim founded the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community devoted to developing open web standards, of which he remains the Director until today.

On the World Wide Web's 30th birthday, its inventor wrote an open letter reflecting on how the web has changed the world and how to build a better web that serves humanity.

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