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A Google Doodle dedicated to 30 years of the World Wide Web

BL Internet Desk | Updated on March 12, 2019 Published on March 12, 2019

Google Doodle on 30 years of the World Wide Web (WWW)   -  Screenshot/Google

Today, the 'Web' has become a decentralized community, founded on principles of universality, consensus and bottom-up design

Google paid tribute to the World Wide Web (WWW) on Tuesday by making a doodle to celebrate 30 years of its existence.

WWW has been a part of the internet space since 1989. Its creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee was a software engineer at CERN, a particle physics laboratory in situated in Geneva, Switzerland.

During his tenure, he noticed that many scientists found it difficult to share information as they had to learn different computer programmes and log on to different computer systems to access data.

Lee realised that broader application could help resolve the issue. Soon, he set out to work on a document ‘Information Management: A Proposal’. However, the document did not receive any approvals.

In October 1990, Lee wrote three fundamental technologies, which have become the foundation for today’s web technology:

  1. HTML – Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) – the formatting language for the web
  2. URI – Uniform Resource Identifier. Currently, it is known as the URL
  3. HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol – This allows one for the retrieval of resources linked across the web

A year later, the external Web servers had come to the forefront.

Today, the 'Web' has become a decentralized community, founded on principles of universality, consensus and bottom-up design. “There are very few innovations that have truly changed everything,” The Web is the most impactful innovation of our time,” said Jeff Jaffe, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the World Wide Web (WWW) Consortium.

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Published on March 12, 2019
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