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The Evolution of Web Protocols


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Kelly, B., 1999. The Evolution of Web Protocols. Journal of Documentation, 55 (1), pp. 71-81.

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      Abstract

      This paper outlines the evolution of World Wide Web protocols. The paper reviews the original protocols developed for the web, in addressing, transport and data formats. A review of developments of the protocols is given, including developments of web data formats (HTML 4.0, cascading stylesheets and XML), transport (HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/NG) and addressing (URLs). The paper describes how the web initially lacked a metadata architecture and outlines the emergence of a metadata architecture for the web. The paper includes a review of web technologies which have a social impact on our society, including the Web Accessibility Initiative, the Digital Signature Initiative and the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project.

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      Item Type Articles
      CreatorsKelly, B.
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      http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/papers/journal-of-documentation-1999-a/Author
      Research CentresUKOLN
      RefereedYes
      StatusPublished
      ID Code11356

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