CNET GLOSSARY: Terms for the techie
World Wide Web
The Web is the multimedia portion of the Internet. Put another way, the Web is the vast network of servers on the Internet that use HTTP to serve and support documents that display graphics, video, and audio in addition to text. To view these documents, called Web pages, you need a browser, which lets your computer request and receive pages from a Web server and display the content. The Web was created by Tim Berners-Lee, who designed it as a hypertext environment, which means you can jump from page to page randomly via linked text, or hyperlinks, instead of reading pages sequentially. Continuing development of the Web is overseen by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the international body that defines the standards for the Web.
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