World Wide Web (WWW)


World Wide Web (WWW): An international, virtual-network-based information service composed of Internet host computers that provide on-line information in a specific hypertext format. Note 1: WWW servers provide hypertext metalanguage (HTML) formatted documents using the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP). Note 2: Information on the WWW is accessed with a hypertext browser such as Mosaic, Viola, or Lynx. Note 3: No hierarchy exists in the WWW, and the same information may be found by many different approaches.


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