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Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition by Joe Casad

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What Is the World Wide Web?

The view of the web page you see through the window of your web browser is the result of a conversation between the browser and a web server computer. The language used for that conversation is called Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The data delivered from the server to the client is a finely crafted jumble of text, images, addresses, and formatting codes rendered to a unified document through an amazing versatile formatting language called Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).

The basic elements of what we know today as the World Wide Web were created by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 at the CERN research institute in Geneva, Switzerland. Berners-Lee created a subtle and powerful information system by bringing together three ...

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