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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Chapter 79. WORLD WIDE WEB AND HYPERTEXT OVERVIEW AND CONCEPTS

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The World Wide Web (the Web) expands the concepts of messaging beyond the limits of simple text file transfer of electronic mail (email), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and Usenet. Its power is in its combination of hypertext, a system that allows related documents to be linked together, its rich document format that supports not just text but graphics and multimedia, and the special protocol that allows efficient movement of those media. The result is a powerful system that, once introduced, caught on almost immediately among everyone from large company users to individuals. In a few ...

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