Web – World Wide Web

The Web, or World Wide Web (W3), is basically 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.

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The size of the World Wide Web: According to WorldWideWebSize.com the indexed Web contains at least 3.32 billion pages as of July 10, 2014.

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. Learn more in The Difference Between the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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