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The World Wide Web. It sounds like such a silly thing when you actually spell out those consecutive W's. Nowadays, we just say \"the internet,\" but once upon a time the web was a new and exciting thing. It was a massive communications breakthrough that captivated minds both young and old with the p

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Long heralded as the darling of the open web, the standards for HTML5 haven't actually been finalized by the W3C -- it was just recently that the international consortium pledged to get it done by 2014. So it's good to hear the group just hit a significant milestone on the road to that goal by pub

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Ever wondered what the World Wide Web's illustrious history would look like if plotted in timeline form? Well, thanks to Google's \"Evolution of the web,\" you won't have to. The delectable chart traces the evolution of HTML, the web technologies that came alongside it and the browsers that've held

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Happy birthday, World Wide Web! Hard to believe you're turning 20 already. It seems like just yesterday we were hearing the pitter patter of little dial-up, delighting at the words \"you got mail,\" and getting frustrated when calling our friends and receiving that dreaded busy signal. You're all g

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Here in the US we're still looking for a knight in shining armor to protect our free and open internet, but in the UK they've found their guy. Now they just need some plate mail. It's Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, the man who first proposed the World Wide Web to the World Wide World in 1989. He'll

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The World Wide Web Consortium -- you know, the team responsible for certifying and standardizing HTML5 -- has put together its first table of official conformance test results, giving us an idea of how well prepared each of the most popular browsers is for the oncoming web standards revolution. The

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Last week, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, led by Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) became the subject of some debate when news spread that it was calling for a so-called \"internet kill switch\" which would give the President the power to shut down the whole darn thing

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Isn't Italy a place of contrast? After the country's judiciary slammed Google for failing to keep a tight enough leash on user-uploaded content, we're now hearing that its local version of Wired magazine is putting forward the internet as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its

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Okay, so first things first -- we all know the world's on track to end in 2012, so it's not like this really matters. But if, just if it manages to survive (à la Y2K), you can pretty much bank on a mass reversal of culture as we all push aside our netbooks and return to the playground. Accor

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Today marks the twentieth anniversary of Sir Tim Berners-Lee's submission to CERN titled \"Information Management: A proposal.\" Over roughly the next year and a half he had built HTTP, HTML, WorldWideWeb (the first web browser), CERN httpd (the first server software), and the first web server (http:

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