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(LIBrary World Wide Web) A library of open source routines for writing Web applications under Unix and Windows from the W3C. Originally developed by Tim Berners-Lee, it provides HTTP, FTP, HTML, XML and other functions for client applications. Browsers, bots and many popular utilities have used libwww.
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The Free Library's website has a superb finding aid (libwww.freelibrary.org/ead/view.cfm?name=Potter).
When the World Wide Web first emerged in 1990 (Cailliau, 1995) one of the first text-only web browsers was WorldWideWeb and libwww. In the early 1990s graphical browsers were introduced and websites began to appear in color, with a variety of fonts, graphics, and other flashy components.
The most important of these by far was the World Wide Web (the http protocol, the HTML mark-up language, and implementations of both servers, such as libwww, and clients, such as Mosaic and Netscape).
(4.) The 1876 Centennial Exposition is celebrated at The Free Library of Philadelphia (libwww.library.phila.gov/CenCol/exhibitionfax.htm) and at the University of Delaware Library (www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/exhibits/fairs/cent htm).