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Google celebrates 30 years of World Wide Web with a doodle

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

celebrated 30 years of the with a colourful on Tuesday.

On this day in 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, then a 33-year-old software engineer, submitted "Information Management: A Proposal" to his boss, which then came to be known as the as we know it today.

"Initially, Berners-Lee envisioned it as 'a large hypertext database with typed links', named 'Mesh', to help his colleagues at CERN (a large nuclear physics laboratory in Switzerland) share information amongst multiple computers," the said in a blogpost.

Initially terming the proposal as "vague but exciting", his boss encouraged Berner-Lee to "develop the humble flowchart into a working model, writing the language, the application, and WorldWideWeb.app - the first and page editor".

By 1991, the were up and running.

Not to be confused with the internet, which is a huge network of computers connected together, the is an built upon innovations like language, URL addresses, and hypertext transfer protocol, or

The web made technology into something that linked information together and made it accessible to everyone.

"Your browser uses the internet to access the world wide web," the blogpost explained.

Starting from a proposal, the Web over the last 30 years has become a decentralized community, with nearly 2 billion online, founded on principles of universality, consensus, and bottom-up design.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 14:40 IST
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