What is the World Wide Web WWW or W3?

WWW stands for "World Wide Web". It is also known as W3 and Web. The World Wide Web (WWW) is a group of interconnected documents, pages, and other resources available on the Internet.

These pages or documents are interconnected by hyperlinks and these interconnected pages are called web pages. The group of these web pages is called a website.

WWW (World Wide Web) is the multi-media portion of the Internet, which features a hypertext type of structure and search functionality.

The World Wide Web, which revolutionized the Internet, was invented by British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989.

But the first commercial web software was developed in 1991 which popularized this form of access to the Internet.

October 1990, Team Berners Lee had developed three technologies (HTTP, HTML, and URL), and by 1991 WWW had reached most parts of the world.

To open or view any page on the World Wide Web, one has to type the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of that web page in the search bar of the browser, and HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is used to contact the web page. is used to. And

All Documents and Pages (Text, Audio, Video, Image) are stored on one server. Server and WWW are connected to each other.

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Salient Features of WWW: The set of rules that tag and surround documents is called HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Documents are organized into information blocks using them.

Each individual document or page is assigned a unique address called a Uniform Resource Locator (URL).

Each URL can be combined with other URLs of the hypertext type, and information blocks can also be combined with other URLs with each document.

Interactive interfaces can be discovered by programs. Which allows users to browse and navigate through documents. These programs are called web browsers.

Communication between web browsers and web servers is handled by a common language that uses a standardized set of rules called HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

HTTP allows HTML symbols to be interpreted within each page to enable proper page display and file transfer. The client program or web browser provides the user with controls to enable the retrieval process and connections.

The hypertext structure of the web refers to the retrieval between different web pages through browsing and navigation.

In index positions, the hyperlinks that form the basis for browsing in the network on W W W are unordered. Each hyperlink is individually coded by the creators of HTML.

How does WWW work?

WWW works on four technologies (Web Browser, HTML, HTTP, and Url). It is because of them that this whole process is known to be completed. To understand these four techniques, we have to know about them in some detail.

1. Web Browser: A web browser is a software/program. Which is used by the user to access any web pages. Displays the information searched by the user (Text, Audio, Video, Image, App, etc.) on the browser screen.

Most browsers are freeware. The first graphical web browser was Mosaic. Which was created by Marc Andreessen.

2. URL: When we access a web page in a web browser, we write the URL of that webpage or website in the search bar of the browser. The full form of URL is Uniform Resource Locator.

When we search the URL of a web page, the browser converts that URL into an IP address with the help of DNS (Domain Name System).

And then a request is sent to that IP address. The web server sends the appropriate information in HTML to the web browser and that information is displayed on the screen by the browser.

3. HTML: The full name of HTML is Hypertext Markup Language. It is a programming language and any web document is written in a programming language. The information stored on a server is in this language.

That's why when we open a webpage on the internet. So .html appears at the end of it.

4. HTTP: HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is a protocol for the easy transfer of information on the Internet. When we search the URL in a browser. So through this protocol, a request is sent to the webserver of that URL. 

After processing the request of the web server, the response is sent to the browser via HTTP. In this way, HTTP acts as a Communicator with the webserver and URL on the Internet.

5. Web Server: A web server can be a computer program or software. It works to serve data on the Internet. Every website has a web server. Where all his data is stored. When the user searches for a URL.

A request is sent by the browser to the server of that website. And through Http the respective result is shown in the browser.

6. Web Pages: The page available on a website is called a web page. It is written in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). The web page is stored on the webserver of the website. It is accessed by the user through the URL.

Web pages together make up the website. Simply put, a group of web pages is called a website. Thanks for reading the article on WWW stands for "World Wide Web".

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