The World Wide Web (WWW) was created at CERN [ http://www.cern.ch/ ] a physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland in 1989. The World Wide Web is the fastest growing Internet resource, but it is a part of it. Its development was based on the transmission of web pages over the Internet, called HTTP, by using the HTML technology. The WWW is able to include text, pictures, sound, music, voice, animations and videos on its webpages. The user can simply click on a link and than switch to a new page, because the WWW- pages support hypertext. The Internet was previously black and white, text and files. By improving the HTML-Mode technology (the latest version is 3.2), the color mode was added. (cf.. Gromov, http://www.internetvalley.com/intval.html)
A web-browser is needed to get access to the WWW, like the Netscape Navigator or the Microsoft Explorer. The two companies, Netscape and Microsoft are fighting \"an epic battle\" for the number one position in the web market, (Cooper, page 52). Nobody knows exactly how big the WWW really is. Search engines try to index the whole WWW, like the Web Archive Organization. In the graphic below, you can compare the content of the WWW to other data collections. The huge collection of online books at the Library of Congress [ http://lcweb.loc.gov] is amazing.