e Chrome}, {Safari}. Early examples were {NCSA}

Mosaic and Netscape Navigator.

Queries can be entered into "forms" which allow the user to enter arbitrary text and select options from customisable menus and other controls. The server processes each request - either a simple URL or data from a form - and returns a response, typically a page of HTML.

The World-Wide Web originated from the CERN High-Energy Physics laboratories in Geneva, Switzerland. In the early 1990s, the developers at CERN spread word of the Web's capabilities to scientific and academic audiences worldwide. By September 1993, the share of Web traffic traversing the NSFNET Internet backbone reached 75 gigabytes per month or one percent. By July 1994 it was one terabyte per month.

The World Wide Web Consortium is the main standards body for the web.

Following the widespread availability of web browsers and servers from about 1995, many companies realised they could use the same software and protocols on their own private internal TCP/IP networks giving rise to the term "intranet".

This dictionary is accessible via the Web at http://foldoc.org/. If you are reading a plain text version of this dictionary then you will see lots of curly brackets and strings like


These are transformed into hypertext links when you access it via the Web.

An article by John December.

W3 servers, clients and tools.

Last updated: 2014-08-23

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