Brief History of Curl

In 1995, DARPA gave a grant to MIT to develop the “next generation of communication and computation technology.” Over the next three years, this research, conducted by some of the leading computing experts in the industry, produced two key deliverables. The first was a recommendation to establish what became known as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The second was the creation of a new language designed specifically for Internet computing, which they called Curl.

The first key deliverable, the W3C, has had a dramatic effect on Internet computing. It ardently works to promote the vision of the Web, working through the designs of required technologies to fulfill that vision, and then defining standards to describe these ...

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