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10 Things To Know On Web's 25th Birthday

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 13 March 2014, 14:17 Hrs
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BANGALORE: There is no day spent without accessing internet in way or other. Be it Googling, WhatsApping or Facebooking, everything is a grand gift directly from web. It was on March 12, 1989 that the World Wide Web was developed by British Scientist, Tim Berners-Lee. But it was only in the middle of 90s that the web browser made public, which finally paved the way for global phenomenon that has changed the lives of millions of people around the world. Read on to know 10 things about Web on its 25th birthday, as compiled by Times Of India.

#1. On 12 March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee put forward the first proposal for the web along with Belgain systems engineer Robert Cailliau, both worked at CERN The purpose of the web is to share the information between scientists and professors working at various universities and institutes across the world. The next year in November 1990, the duo published a formal proposal highlighting the entire features of the web. This proposal mentioned a hyper project called ‘WorldWideWeb’ where the browsers can view the network of ‘hypertext documents’. While the software prototype for a basic web was being revealed, the first pattern of web browser was created on Apple’s Next computers.

#2. The invention of Mosaic web browser on 1993 became the turning point in the history of web browser. The web was created by a group at the National Center for Supercomputing Application. In fact, the web browser Mosaic was developed for giving popularity for WWW.

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