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Chapter 12. World Wide Web > Dealing with Multimedia Browsing and Downloading

Dealing with Multimedia Browsing and Downloading

When the World Wide Web first debuted as a method for sharing scientific data among physicists, the hypertext format of the data was specifically chosen to lend itself to sharing information in many different formats. For early Internet users, the ability to download pictures and other graphics in conjunction with Web pages was both exciting and profound.

Today, Web pages with pictures in them are commonplace. Web developers continue to push the multimedia horizon further out, with many sites now featuring audio tracks and moving video. You can even listen to radio stations and other broadcasts live over the Web.


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