computer scientist

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

1990 - The World Wide Web

Tim Berners-Lee of CERN high-energy physics laboratory in Geneva developed HyperText Markup Language (HTML), creating the World Wide Web.
It used specifications he developed such as URL (uniform resource locator) and HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol).
The World Wide Web continues today to serve its purpose, allowing people to work together by combining their knowledge in a global web of hypertext documents.
Berners-Lee also designed the first World WideWeb server and browser, which were available to the general public in 1991.