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1.1 - Introduction

The World Wide Web is a wide-area client-server architecture for retrieving hypermedia documents over the Internet. It also supports a means of searching remote information sources, for example bibliographies, phone directories and instruction manuals. There are three main ingredients: naming schemes for retrievable objects, protocols and interchange formats.

HTML+ documents offer a means for providing hypertext links to a variety of media including images, sound sequences, MPEG movies, Postscript files and other formats. These links allow a global web of information sources to be established as new servers and document names are announced. Registers of information sources can also be made available via the web, using its ability to let users search for information via keywords. It is hoped that HTML+ will be useful for information exchange via email and network news as well as HTTP.

HTML+ Discussion Document - November 8, 1993

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