Tim Berners-Lee (timbl@ptpc00.cern.ch)
Thu, 31 Mar 1994 21:49:21 --100

A couple of weeks before the IETF, I released an internet draft
which explained the WWW architecture from URIs. This is for

infomation of the internet community. It contains some
overlap with the URL document, but has a different basic
order of the concepts, and includes the hierahical bits,
partials, fragment identifiers, etc. It has in fact been modified
quite a lot to fit in as much as possible with the feelings
of the URI working group of the IETF.

Unfortunately, it bounced twice due to changes to the
filename at the top of the first page, and so has only
just been released (touch wood). Expect it to come out at
your favorite site in a few days, but for now you can find it at


I hope that it helps provide where the WWW people have been coming from,
even though it is a bit terse and spec like. It is also of course on
the web in hypertext - linked from


along with everything else. I may make one set of modifications
before its next release which should be as an informational RFC,
so I welcome any comments about its accuracy as a WWW document
or about the WWW design.

Tim Berners-Lee