Basic Terminology

World Wide Web

WWW is an acronym for World Wide Web.

It is the system of interlinked hypertext documents that can be accessed via internet.


World Wide Web is a collection of documents or web pages which are connected to multiple document or web pages through hypertext links. These documents are accessible over internet and anyone can search for information by navigating from one document to the other document.

WWW was created by Timothy Berners Lee in 1989.

WWW is commonly known as 'the web'. All the information on the web can be surfed easily by navigating from one document to another following the link on each document.


The informations on the web is presented to user in the form of a document known as web page.


World Wide Web works on client- server architecture. Look client-server architecture section for more details.


Resources on WWW

Resources on WWW are:

  • Text documents (hypertext) with links to other documents
  • Images
  • Audio files
  • Video files

Requirements to access the information from WWW

We need following three things to access any information from World Wide Web:

  • Computer- First and foremost requirement obviously is computer without which it’s not possible to access all the information available on WWW.
  • Browser- You need Browser like Internet Explorer, Google, Opera, etc. where you can type the URL or search query of the resource you want to access.
  • Internet- Internet is required to connect your system to WWW.



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