World Wide Web and World's Wide Web which is grammatically correct. which is proper. please kindly answer me. i want to know the difference between them.

  • need to know major difference between them – Sakthi Karthik Oct 1 '14 at 4:51

Certainly, it's the

World Wide Web - a system of interlinked hypertext documents that are accessed via the Internet.

The web refers to the internet and it is worldwide. The world does not have possession of it! No apostrophe please. Had 'Wide Web' being in possession of the world, we'd have said World's Wide Web but that's not the case.

We use apostrophe with the word 'World' in cases like 'World's largest tower'.

  • Yes - though technically both are grammatically correct, the first is actually a name for the internet. – Damien H Oct 1 '14 at 4:53

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