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Hypertext in the Web — a history

Hypertext in the Web — a history Hypertext in the Web - a History Robert Cailliau European Laboratory for Particle Physics Web: http://www.cern.ch/ Head, World-Wide Web Office CH - 1211 Geneve 23, Switzerland Email: [email protected] Web: http://www.cern.ch/CERN/Divisions/ETT/People/WebCommunications/RobertCailliau/ Helen Ashman University of Nottingham Web: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk School of Computer Science and Information Technology Web: http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/ Jubilee Campus Nottingham NG8 1BB, United Kingdom Email: [email protected] Web: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~hla/ Abstract: In this short paper, we briefly overview the history of hypertext in the World Wide Web. The Web started with hypertext functions that have disappeared from the early popular browsers, and some are still not present in today's dominant browsers. The hypertext community has proposed ways to bring more sophisticated hypertext into the Web, and the new XML proposals are making many of these into mainstream functions. Categories and Subject Descriptors: I.7.2 [Text Processing]: Document Preparation hyptertext/hypermedia; H.5.1 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Multimedia Information Systems - Hypertext navigation and maps General Terms: Design, Documentation Additional Key Words and Phrases: Hypertext, hypermedia, World Wide Web, browsers, XML. In 1989, Berners-Lee proposed a "distributed hypertext system" for the "management of general information ... at CERN" [Berners-Lee 1989]. The exchange of data in this proposed system was based on an interchange format very http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) Association for Computing Machinery

Hypertext in the Web — a history

ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) , Volume 31 (4es) – Dec 1, 1999

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Copyright © 1999 by ACM Inc.
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0360-0300
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10.1145/345966.346036
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Hypertext in the Web - a History Robert Cailliau European Laboratory for Particle Physics Web: http://www.cern.ch/ Head, World-Wide Web Office CH - 1211 Geneve 23, Switzerland Email: [email protected] Web: http://www.cern.ch/CERN/Divisions/ETT/People/WebCommunications/RobertCailliau/ Helen Ashman University of Nottingham Web: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk School of Computer Science and Information Technology Web: http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/ Jubilee Campus Nottingham NG8 1BB, United Kingdom Email: [email protected] Web: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~hla/ Abstract: In this short paper, we briefly overview the history of hypertext in the World Wide Web. The Web started with hypertext functions that have disappeared from the early popular browsers, and some are still not present in today's dominant browsers. The hypertext community has proposed ways to bring more sophisticated hypertext into the Web, and the new XML proposals are making many of these into mainstream functions. Categories and Subject Descriptors: I.7.2 [Text Processing]: Document Preparation hyptertext/hypermedia; H.5.1 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Multimedia Information Systems - Hypertext navigation and maps General Terms: Design, Documentation Additional Key Words and Phrases: Hypertext, hypermedia, World Wide Web, browsers, XML. In 1989, Berners-Lee proposed a "distributed hypertext system" for the "management of general information ... at CERN" [Berners-Lee 1989]. The exchange of data in this proposed system was based on an interchange format very

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Published: Dec 1, 1999

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