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The World Wide Web is a collection of electronic documents that are linked together like a spider web.

These documents are stored on computers called servers which are located all around the world.

The Web has evolved into a global electronic publishing medium and is now a place where there is information on almost everything.

[World Wide Web]

[World Wide Web Infrastructure] The Web consists of:
  •  Your personal computer
  •  Web browser software to access the Web
  •  A connection to an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  •  Servers to host the data
A web page (such as the one you are looking at now) is an electronic document written in a computer language called HTML (Hypertext Markup Language).

Web pages can contain:
  •  text
  •  graphics
  •  video
  •  animation
  •  sound

as well as interactive features, such as data entry forms.

Each page has a unique Address known as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator), which identifies its location on the server.

Web pages usually contain hyperlinks to other web pages.

Hyperlinks are text and images that reference the URLs of other web pages and so enable you to move around the World Wide Web.

[Web Page]
[World Wide Web Infrastructure] Web pages are stored on web servers located around the globe.

Either entering the Address (or URL  - Uniform Resource Locator) of a web page in your web browser or clicking on a link sends a request to the server which hosts the page.

The server then sends the web page to your computer and your web browser displays it on your screen.