Meaning of www (world wide web)
What is www (world wide web):
The acronym www for World Wide Web which literally means global network. It is also called simply as "the web" and is one of the distributed information management systems that use the Internet or the network for data transmission.
The web (www) uses the HTTP protocol, an acronym for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, to transmit data over the Internet such as web pages.
The World Wide Web It is the most famous system of all those that circulate on the Internet and that is why they are confused and considered synonymous.
The second most used system is with the SMTP / POP protocol used to receive and send e-mails and the FTP protocol used for the transmission of files between systems connected in a network.
The history of www and the father of the web
Tim Berners Lee is considered the father of the web because he developed the 3 fundamental technologies of the web:
- HTML (Hypertext Markup Language): the language used to create and write documents or web pages.
- URL (Uniform Resource Locator): the system for locating or addressing web documents.
- HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol): protocol or language that communicates with the browser and the web server to transmit web documents over the Internet.
The birth of the web is set in November 1990 when Tim Berners Lee publishes his first website and makes the first connection from a browser while working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.