A Short History of the Internet to the tune of the Fresh Prince

Now this is a story all about how
The ‘net got turned on all around town
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you of the internet and how the web sprang from there

In 1990 Tim Berners-Lee
Tried to connect all of the world’s PCs
With the World Wide Web, which was so cool
And Hyper Text Markup Language with few rules
When a couple of guys who were up to some good
Started making trouble in the neighborhood
They were the IETF and they put standards on the air
They made HTML2.0 and sent it way out there.

They made agreements about the web day after day
The leading browser, Mosaic was on the way
IMG tags and standards came to stick it
And then WC3 came and IETF kicked it.

XHTML, yo this is bad
It was clear and it formalized the syntax.
But Internet Explorer said not alright.
XHTML couldn’t put up a fight.

But wait, WHAT Working Group, new style, all that
The leader of the working group makes decisions just like that.
They move quickly.
No XHTML here
They prepared for web forms and web apps over there.

In 2009 XHTML was abandoned
HTML5 was launched and then it came out
Its the last numbered version
Made for users
It moves with the quickness like lightning, updates

It supports old content, doesn’t reinvent the wheel
It’s a fresh approach and it is real
It believes in users first, this philosophy’s rare
Do not forget it, the internet’s there!

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