WWW  About The World Wide Web

The World Wide Web (known as "WWW', "Web" or "W3") is the universe of network-accessible information, the embodiment of human knowledge.

The World Wide Web began as a networked information project at CERN, where Tim Berners-Lee, now Director of the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C], developed a vision of the project.

The Web has a body of software, and a set of protocols and conventions. Through the use hypertext and multimedia techniques, the web is easy for anyone to roam, browse, and contribute to. An early talk about the Web gives some more background on how the Web was originally conceived.

General Information

Members of the W3C team often give talks and presentations. In most cases, you can find information and presentations on this web site contained within the appropriate subject or activity area. This is a collection of slides and presentations from the past several years.
International World Wide Web Conferences
Information on upcoming and past World Wide Web conferences organized by the International World Wide Web Conference Committee [IW3C2]
Web Mailing Lists
How do I contact other web users? Mailing lists maintained by the W3C and outside the W3C
Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ]
If you can't find it elsewhere. The World Wide Web FAQ, maintained by Thomas Boutell

Web History

WARNING: For Archival/Historical Interest -- Many documents date from 1992 - 1995 and have not been updated

Web Site Indexes [actively maintained documentation]
What's on the Web? How do I find things? Pointers to the world's online information, including the World Wide Web Virtual Library [actively maintained documentation] and a list of registered W3 servers.
Putting up a Web Site
How can I become an information provider on the web?
News groups
What USENET newsgroups cover the web?

Project background

How can I help?

There are lots of ways you can help the development of the World Wide Web.

Put up some data
There are many ways of doing this. The web needs both raw data -- fresh hypertext or old plain text files, or smart servers giving views of existing databases. See more details , etiquette , style guide.
Suggest that someone else does
Maybe you know a system or some information which you would like to see on the web. Suggest to the person involved that they put up a W3 server.
Manage a subject area
If you know something of what's going on in a particular field, organization or country, would you like to keep up-to-date an overview of online data?
Write some software
We have a big list of things to be done. Help yourself -- all contributions gratefully received! see the list .
Send us suggestions
We love to get mail... www-bug@w3.org
Tell your friends
Install/get installed the client software on your site. Quote things by their W3 address to allow w3 users to pick them straight up.

Created 1992
Last updated $Date: 2001/01/24 18:09:35 $

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