The Birth of the Internet

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Which organization developed a distributed hypertext system in the early 1990s?

CERN

Which protocol was used in the early implementation of the web?

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

What language was specialized for rendering complex content on the web?

Standard Generic Markup Language (SGML)

Why did the early implementation of the web have limited built-in security?

It was initially designed for use within a research facility

What did the growth of the hypertext system at CERN require?

More advanced security controls

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Web Development

  • The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) developed a distributed hypertext system in the early 1990s.
  • The early implementation of the web used the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
  • The PostScript language was specialized for rendering complex content on the web.
  • Early implementation of the web had limited built-in security due to its initial focus on sharing information among physicists rather than security.
  • The growth of the hypertext system at CERN required increased network bandwidth and storage capacity.

Test your knowledge of the early development of the Internet with this quiz! Learn about the creation of a distributed hypertext system at CERN in the 1990s and how it paved the way for the Internet as we know it today. Explore the use of HTTP and SGML and their impact on making the Internet accessible to a wider audience.

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