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The World Wide Web ("WWW" or "The Web") is the part of the Internet that contains websites and webpages. It was invented in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Sir Tim Berners-Lee created a new webpage called HTML. Websites are composed of pages linked by hypertext links. They are all written in the HTML page.
The World Wide Web is used to describe HTML webpages that are part of the Internet.
Many companies nowadays offer limited website hosting allowing one to make websites that can be displayed on the World Wide Web like any other domain (www.stuff.com) site. These sites usually make money from advertisements instead of fees.
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The corridor where WWW was born. CERN, ground floor of building No.1
Robert Cailliau, Jean-François Abramatic, and Tim Berners-Lee at the 10th anniversary of the World Wide Web Consortium.
The World Wide Web functions as an application layer protocol that is run "on top of" (figuratively) the Internet, helping to make it more functional. The advent of the Mosaic web browser helped to make the web much more usable, to include the display of images and moving images (gifs).
Graphic representation of a minute fraction of the WWW, demonstrating hyperlinks
World Wide Web Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.