The World Wide Web has been described by Tim Berners-Lee, its founder, as “the universe of networkaccessible information, an embodiment of human knowledge.” More technically, it can be thought of as being all the resources, including Internet servers and users on the Internet, that use the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and that are formatted in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). HTML supports links that permit users to hop from one document or Internet site to another by clicking on highlighted text or graphics known as ‘hot spots’ using Web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. The Web is not the same as the Internet. It is an information-sharing protocol that makes use of the Internet.

Because it consists of a vast network of storehouses ...

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