Understand the history of the web
The technologies that make the web
The standard bodies that govern the web
The foundation of the web was laid around the 1960s in USA, when the ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency – renamed as DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) researched into a localized networking concept on how they can share text documents from one computer to another. The technology they researched was aimed at how these computers can communicate even if a portion of the phone network crashed during say a war or flood or any calamity. When the then phone network was based on circuit switching technology, this research actually gave rise to the birth of packet switching in ...