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The Web Abbe Forman Introduction The Worldwide Web (WWW or Web) is the worldwide collection of electronic documents. The Web lives on the Internet and the Internet makes the Web possible. The Web A Little History In the mid 1960s, Ted Nelson, a Harvard graduate came up with the idea of linked documents. He coined the term, hypertext, to describe his idea for a project called Xanadu. This formed the foundation of the Web as we know it today. In 1991, Marc Andreessen created a Web browser called Mosaic. He later went on to form the company that developed Netscape, the browser that put the web into millions of peoples’ hands. The Basics A Web site is a collection of Web pages. A Web page is a document created for the Web. In order to access a Web page you must have a Web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. Each Web page has a unique address called a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) such as the one below: This is the full path to the exact Web page, from the Web protocol, the name of the server where the page is housed, through the folder where the page is located, and the name of the page with its file extension (.htm).
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