The
Definition Of

World Wide Web (WWW, W3, or the Web)

World Wide Web (WWW, W3, or the Web) is the TCP/IP based collection of all Web servers on the Internet which, in the works of one of its originators, Tim Berners-Lee, comes as close to containing “the sum of human knowledge” as anything available on any network anywhere.


World Wide Web is the mechanism originally developed by Tim Berners-Lee for CERN physicists to be able to share documents via the internet. The web allows computer users to access information across systems around the world using URLs to identify files and systems and hypertext links to move between files on the same or different systems.