Surfing the INTERNET

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Tim Berners-Lee describes the Web this way:  "The WWW project merges the techniques of information retrieval and hypertext to make an easy but powerful global information system.  The WWW world consists of documents, and links.   Indexes are special documents which, rather than being read,
may be searched.   The result of such a search is another (`virtual') document containing links to the documents found.   The Web contains documents in many formats.  Those documents which are hypertext, (real or virtual) contain links to other documents, or places within documents.  All documents, whether real, virtual or indexes, look similar to the reader and are contained within the same addressing scheme. o follow a link, a reader clicks with a mouse (or types in a number if he or she has no mouse).  To search and index, a reader gives keywords (or other search criteria).  These are the only operations necessary to access the entire world of data."

Info from:  Tim Berners-Lee
WorldWideWeb project
1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
Tel:  +41(22)767 3755  FAX:+41(22)767 7155