HTML and CSS Reference
the Internet and
World Wide Web
In this chapter, you will learn about ...
● The evolution of the Internet, Internet standards
organizations, and the difference between the
Internet, intranets, and extranets
● The beginning of the World Wide Web, ethical
use of information on the Web, Web
accessibility, and future Internet trends
● The client/server model, Internet protocols,
networks, URLs and domain names, and
The Internet and the Web are parts of our daily lives.
How did they begin? What networking protocols and programming languages
work behind the scenes to display a Web page? This chapter provides an intro-
duction to some of these topics and is a foundation for the information that
Web developers need to know. Some material in this chapter may be a review
from your life experience or earlier studies.