What is the oldest known webpage?

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What is the oldest known webpage?

Post by Sades » Mon Dec 16, 2002 10:19 am

Just one of those random thingies that plague the mind after two AM...

Anyone know? It'd be amusing if it were some random piece of flotsam... 'Jake was here' or somesuch...
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Post by The Green Knight » Mon Dec 16, 2002 11:23 am

It's more of a question of "What is the oldest surviving webpage" given how they come and go so much.

Here's one that dates back to 1993

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~pringle/silent/

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Post by Ultimate Weapon » Mon Dec 16, 2002 12:45 pm

I'll take a guess and say something the Military had from the Seventies, some classified webpage.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Mon Dec 16, 2002 4:04 pm

Iggy Drouge's page has to be in there somewhere...

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Post by Starscreamsghost » Mon Dec 16, 2002 4:09 pm

Porn. The smart money's on porn.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Mon Dec 16, 2002 4:10 pm

What, ASCII porn or something? ^_^

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Post by Starscreamsghost » Mon Dec 16, 2002 4:12 pm

Look, if 0's and 1's can't get you hot and bothered, that's your problem...

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Post by Claypool » Mon Dec 16, 2002 5:07 pm

the oldest webage is from the like late 70's

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Post by Halfshell » Mon Dec 16, 2002 6:07 pm

Originally posted by Starscreamsghost
Look, if 0's and 1's can't get you hot and bothered, that's your problem...


He said ASCII, not binary, you schmuck.

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Post by dai-atlas2000 » Mon Dec 16, 2002 6:15 pm

The internet was developed in the 1960s by scientists and the government - so the earliest forms of "webpages" probably date to there?
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Post by The Green Knight » Mon Dec 16, 2002 6:57 pm

Originally posted by dai-atlas2000
The internet was developed in the 1960s by scientists and the government - so the earliest forms of "webpages" probably date to there?


As I recall, the rise of the World-Wide-Web didn't happen until the early ninties. Up until then, it was just stuff like email, gopher, and Usenet.

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Post by Computron » Mon Dec 16, 2002 11:48 pm

Originally posted by dai-atlas2000
The internet was developed in the 1960s by scientists and the government - so the earliest forms of "webpages" probably date to there?


Actually the web was originally designed by universities to allow them to share research material and other academic stuff. The military mearly hijacked it. This can be seen by the fact the early tags in HTML 1 were stuff like bold text and stuff used in formatting a scientific report

As such it would probably be some research journal
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Post by StoneCold Skywarp » Tue Dec 17, 2002 12:00 am

ahha!!

I must find out who created HTML ... then I can kill their siblings...

They could've made it easier to code...and less painful :)

Damn, I hate websites...
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Post by The Green Knight » Tue Dec 17, 2002 8:48 am

Originally posted by StoneCold Skywarp
Damn, I hate websites...


You wouldn't be interest in passing the Boss Monkey Hat over here then, would you?

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Post by Sades » Wed Dec 18, 2002 3:53 am

Originally posted by StoneCold Skywarp
ahha!!

I must find out who created HTML ... then I can kill their siblings...


Now, that wouldn't be very festive, would it?

Here's an interesting little page I managed to dig up, if anyone else was interested and didn't know all this already...

http://members.magnet.at/dmayr/history.htm

Haven't read it all yet myself, but thought I would share. Warpers, I think they have the name of the guy who created HTML on there... :p
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Post by Hound » Wed Dec 18, 2002 4:00 am

Originally posted by Brendocon
He said ASCII, not binary, you schmuck.

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