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The world-wide web and plant molecular biology

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The Internet has been functional since 1967 and has been operating without interruption for over 20 years. Although local service can be lost, the network will retain its integrity and recover from almost any imaginable combination of faults, whether natural or intentional. This robustness, the global scope, the availability of quality public domain software, and the inherent democracy of the Internet, have combined to eclipse similar efforts. Many scientists have found the Internet immediately useful for communication in the form of electronic mail. Shared resources, an intrinsic benefit of networks, are now becoming apparent in the form of the World-Wide Web (WWW).

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Abbreviations

WWW:

World-Wide Web

HTML:

Hypertext Markup Language

HTTP:

Hypertext Transfer Protocool

NCSA:

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

URL:

Universal Resource Locator

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Sherman, B.K. The world-wide web and plant molecular biology. Plant Mol Biol Rep 12, 317–320 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02669274

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