Definition - What does Tim Berners-Lee mean?
Tim Berners-Lee is the creator of the World Wide Web, including the original specifications for HTTP, HTML and URIs. Berners-Lee created the Web while working at the European Particle Physics Laboratory (CERN) in 1990. Berners-Lee went on to serve as director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the World Wide Web Foundation.
Techopedia explains Tim Berners-Lee
Berners-Lee was the first person to combine all the existing protocols and concepts into a workable system for creating hypertext and hypermedia documents that could be accessed over the Internet. Instead of trying to control his invention, both CERN and Berners-Lee turned the development of the Web over to the wider community. Although access to the Internet is provided for a charge by service providers, once you have a connection, you can browse the Web freely thanks to Berners-Lee and CERN.
- Conseil Europeen Pour La Recherche Nucleaire (CERN)
- World Wide Web (WWW)
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
- Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
- Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
- Douglas Engelbart
- Vannevar Bush
- Tim Berners-Lee
- European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
- Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
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