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PHP and MySQL by Example by Marko Gargenta, Ellie Quigley

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Chapter 1Introduction

1.1 From Static to Dynamic Web Sites

1.1.1 Static Web Sites

“The dream behind the Web is a common information space in which we communicate by sharing information. . . .”

— Tim Berners-Lee

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989, he unleashed an information revolution unparalleled since Gutenberg invented the printing press in the fifteenth century. Within less than 10 years the world as we knew it would be forever changed by his creation.

A 25-year-old computer consultant, Tim Berners-Lee started his initial work on the Web while working at CERN, a physics lab in ...

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