CERN to attempt to recreate world's first web page

Tuesday 30 April 2013 21.34
The Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN in Geneva
The Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN in Geneva

CERN, the birthplace of the World Wide Web, is to start a project to recreate the world's first web page.

Scientists at the particle physics lab in Geneva published a document 20 years ago today, that made the technology of the web, or W3 as it was known, available on a royalty-free basis to the world.

The move set in train a process that would ultimately lead to the development of what we now know as the internet.

The technology was originally invented in 1989 by a physicist in CERN, Tim Berners-Lee, as a means of sharing information with other physicists around the world.

While the original web server is still in existence, the first website is not.

So scientists at CERN have begun a project to restore the page two decades on.

Keywords: cern, internet

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