The network concept can be traced back to distant 1980 Tim Berners-Lee built ENQUIRE project. This is the online editor of hypertext database with a similar Wikipedia. Although this differ materially from those we now use the World Wide Web, but they have many of the same core idea, and even include in the next item in the Berners - Lee's World Wide Web, the Semantic Web vision.
In March 1989, Berners - Lee has written a text of the proposal on information management, references ENQUIRE and described a more sophisticated management model. November 12, 1990, he and Robert Kallio (Robert Cailliau) cooperation in a more formal proposal on the World Wide Web. November 13, 1990, he wrote the first web page on a NeXT workstation in order to achieve the idea of his text.
In that year the Christmas holidays, the Berners - Lee produced a network must work all the tools : The first Web browser (also the editor) and a web server.
August 6, 1991, he posted the article of the World Wide Web project profiles in alt.hypertext newsgroups. This day also marks the public services on the Internet World Wide Web debut.
The World Wide Web in the crucial concept of hypertext originated in the 1960s, several former projects. For example, Ted Nelson Ted Nelson Xanadu project (the Project of Xanadu) and Douglas English Gebhart (Douglas Engelbart,) NLS. The inspiration of these two projects are derived from Vannevar Bush in the 1945 paper, "and we want to." Microfilm "memory extension" (memex) system.
Another brilliant Tim Berners-Lee's breakthrough was to marry hypertext to the Internet. In his book "Weaving the network", he explained that he had repeatedly these two technologies users suggested that a combination of them is feasible, but no one responded to his proposal, he finally had to solve this scheme. He invented the only certification system for a global network of resources: Uniform Resource Identifier.