March; WWW (Port 80 HTTP) traffic measures 0.1% of NSF backbone traffic. September; WWW (Port 80 http) traffic measures 1% of NSF backbone traffic. WWW proliferates at a 341,634% annual growth rate of service traffic. (Competing standard) Gopher's growth is 997%.
April 30: Date on the declaration by CERN's
directors that WWW technology would be freely usable by anyone,
with no fees being payable to CERN. A milestone document.
NCSA releases working versions of Mosaic browser for all common platforms: X, PC/Windows and Macintosh.
October : Over 200 known HTTP servers. The European Commission, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and CERN start the first Web-based project of the European Union (DG XIII): WISE, using the Web for dissemination of technological information to Europe's less favoured regions.