World Wide Web System Concepts and Components

Hypertext is the main concept that makes the Web more than just another message transfer system. However, the idea behind hypertext had been around for decades before the Web was born, as had certain software products based on that idea. Obviously, more than just a concept is needed for an idea to be developed into a successful system.

The Web became a phenomenon because it combined the basic idea of hypertext with several other concepts and technologies to create a rich, comprehensive mechanism for interactive communication. This system today encompasses so many different concepts and software elements, and is so integrated with other technologies, that it's difficult to find any two people who agree ...

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