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Unformatted text preview: 1979) Screenshot of Usenet interface removed due to copyright restrictions. 5 AOL, compuserve, prodigy (early 90s) © America Online. All rights reserved. This content is excluded from our Creative
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Source: Overview in Berners-Lee, Tim. "Information Management: A Proposal." 1989/1990. 7 berners lee’s browser, 1991 Screenshot of Tim Berners-Lee's HyperMedia Browser/Editor removed due to copyright restrictions. 8 key components of TBL’s invention URIs
› global names for resources
› first invented by Berners Lee in 1989
› based on SGML (used for documents at CERN)
› anchor element: associates link with text
› first version (0.9, 1991) had GET only
› request: get file at path; response: return file 9 key features of the web as an application model
› thin or thick client
› no need to install software on client
› ubiquitous platform
› hierarchical control of namespace
› string based
› stateless, no transactions
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