THE WORLD WIDE WEB

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ABOUT THIS CHAPTER

The World Wide Web provides the technical foundation for most peoples’ Internet experience. Modern e-commerce and social media rely primarily on Web technologies. This chapter examines the following:

  Fundamentals of hypertext documents

  Web protocols and basic websites

  Modern content management systems

  Assuring the security of web-based activities

16.1   Hypertext Fundamentals

The World Wide Web was the first Internet technology to engage people who were not otherwise computer users. Its popularity arises from ease of use. Most people can read and understand Web pages on a computer screen, and they quickly learn how to navigate the Web by clicking on “hypertext links.”

The term ...

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