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World Wide Web


A system of Internet servers that support specially formatted documents. The documents are formatted in a markup language called HTML (HyperText Markup Language) that supports links to other documents, as well as graphics, audio, and video files. This means you can jump from one document to another simply by clicking on hot spots. Not all Internet servers are part of the World Wide Web.

There are several applications called Web browsers that make it easy to access the World Wide Web; Two of the most popular being Firefox and Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

World Wide Web is not synonymous with the Internet.

See The Difference Between the Internet and the World Wide Web in the Did You Know...? section of Webopedia.
See also "Web Server Error Messages" in Webopedia's Quick Reference section.
Also see "What Is The Semantic Web?" in the Did You Know...? section of Webopedia







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