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Wikipedia homepage?[edit]

If someone has a neXt can they download from http://browsers.evolt.org/?worldwideweb/NeXT and get a screen shot of the Wikipedia honme page? Rich Farmbrough 16:34, 29 Jan 2005 (UTC)

(( comment from yanzg-- 08:04, 21 July 2005 (UTC) deleted, since the suggested change has already been made in the main article ... ))

Near the second half of the section on "Features", I would recommend to say something there, about the sense in which Gopher had served, for a time of perhaps a few years, as a software solution that was intermediate between anonymous FTP and HTTP. (In fact, it took a while for Gopher to die, even after it was clear that http was better). Gopher was mostly sorta text-only, including the (hyper) links, but it was still great for its time, (partly because many users were still using DOS, which was also somewhat keyboard-oriented, as opposed to Windows, say) (or GUIs in general). But Gopher was still way more convenient to use than FTP. For example, Veronica was usually a lot easier to use, than Archie. Mike Schwartz 23:20, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Rename to Nexus?[edit]

Shouldn't this be renamed to Nexus? As that was the final name of the application itself...

It seems impractical to me, as it is more commonly referred to as WorldWideWeb. Also, there a many "Nexus"es, so it would be impractical in that respect as well. ~LinuxeristTux-linux logo.svgNuvola apps emacs.png E/L/T 03:36, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Second Half of 1990?[edit]

Currently the Wiki states "Berners-Lee wrote WorldWideWeb in Objective-C on a NeXT computer during the second half of 1990." But it also says that the application was launched in 1991. How can the application be launched in the first half of 1990 but written in the second half??

Read what you're saying..?
I think it means he wrote hte program during the second part of 1990, but decided to release the program in early 1991. RingtailedFoxTalkStalk 19:55, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Fast Forward in Opera[edit]

The forward and backward feature mentioned in the trivia section resurfaced in Opera 7. This made use of the rel attribute in link tags to enable forward or backward navigation. I'm not sure if this is worth mentioning. --David Chisnall 13:58, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Other "modern" browsers preceded Opera in implementing a UI for LINK tags. ⇔ ChristTrekker 21:12, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

On Portal:Free software, WorldWideWeb is currently the selected article[edit]

(2007-04-09) Just to let you know. The purpose of selecting an article is both to point readers to the article and to highlight it to potential contributors. It will remain on the portal for a week or so. The previous selected article was MediaWiki. Gronky 07:36, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

The selected article box has been updated again, WorldWideWeb has been superceded by rsync. Gronky 11:31, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
I have yet to discover where exactly this "open source code" can be obtained from! ⇔ ChristTrekker 21:15, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
Thought to search for Nexus in conjunction with TBL and found it. ⇔ ChristTrekker 16:45, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Features[edit]

"In this sense, WorldWideWeb can be considered a predecessor to wikis, of which Wikipedia is the most popular." Not only is the last statement in the sentence not backed up by a source, it doesn't seem to be relevant. Should it be removed? 84.27.15.58 19:23, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Agree, it sounds like the opposite of a wiki. Helpsloose 19:32, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Bookmarks in WorldWideWeb[edit]

I wanted to correct the grammar of this sentence - "WorldWideWeb didn't have features like bookmarks, but a similar feature was presented in the browser: if a link should be saved for later use linking it to you're own home page (start page) and the link was remembered like bookmarks." - but I'm not actually sure what it means!

Is it, as I think, saying that you would create the equivalent to bookmarks in WorldWideWeb by linking to the page you wished to return to from your own home page? (And if that is so, does it mean the browser had a feature to automate the process, or just that users were in the habit of editing their home pages manually to do so?) Because while that would obviously be the ancestor of bookmarks/favorites, it is also a lot more than that: a great illustration of how different the early web was - or was meant to be - from the way we use it today. Sergeirichard (talk) 18:09, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

August 1991[edit]

Release of LineMode, not WorldWideWeb/NexUS (never publicly released apparently, not more than Eelco van Asperen's version at least). BTW a less Orwellian reference for the beggining than currently available one might be that (none other app mentioned).

Public domain[edit]

", making it free software" : not in 1993, public domain software can be distributed without the source code, or worse, be the base of new non-free software. genium ⟨✉⟩ 07:44, 27 August 2013 (UTC)