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Tim Berners-Lee awarded knighthood by Queen

2004-07-19
The man credited with inventing the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, was awarded his knighthood last Friday.

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Peter is Tim's Friend

Tim's Mentor
By Laura Rohde
Digit Magazine Online

Berners-Lee, currently director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), was granted the rank of Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire in recognition of his "services to the global development of the Internet" through the invention of the World Wide Web.

He coined the name 'World Wide Web', wrote the first World Wide Web server, 'httpd' and the first client program (a browser and editor), 'WorldWideWeb' in October 1990. He wrote the first version of the document formatting language with the capability for hypertext links, known as HTML (HyperText Markup Language). His initial specifications for URIs, HTTP, and HTML were refined and discussed in larger circles as Web technology spread.

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