Technically, the World Wide Web includes Gopher. Part of Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau's vision for the Web was to incorporate existing technologies for sharing information via the Internet by allowing links to Gopher sites, via gopher:// URLs.
Web browsers supported the Gopher protocol for several years. However, support for Gopher in Microsoft Internet Explorer ended in 2002 and support in other browsers is moribund. Very few Gopher servers survive today. For more information, see the Wikipedia entry on Gopher.
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