: the World Wide Web was invented by
Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau in 1990. In 1989, while working
at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), both
men made proposals for hypertext
. In 1990 they joined forces and wrote a
which the term "World Wide Web" is used for the first time (originally
without spaces). And in late 1990 and early 1991,
Tim Berners-Lee wrote the first web browser
Berners-Lee went on to found the
World Wide Web Consortium, which
seeks to standardize and improve World Wide Web-related things
such as the HTML markup language in which web pages are written.
Cailliau also made ongoing contributions to the Web. Robert Cailliau's
a 1995 speech, "A Short History of the Web," is an
excellent resource for those who want to understand the history in more
ITim Berners-Lee invented both the HTML
markup language and the HTTP protocol used to request and transmit
between web servers and
For more information, see why was the
World Wide Web invented, where was the
World Wide Web invented and what was the
first web browser?
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