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Homepage

On the World Wide Web, a homepage is the starting point, or root of a website, a group of pages belonging to the same person, group, business or any other organization. The home page usually includes basic information on the theme of the whole website, and links to other related pages.

Wikipedia's homepage is the Main Page which outlines the project and gives links into the body of articles.

Most web browsers allow a particular URL to be designated as the homepage for the browser. This was in fact the original meaning of homepage. The first web page to be automatically connected to (sent an http request) upon launch of the browser.

During the 1990s, many people considered homepage to refer to a person's personal page containing information about themselves. This idea of a homepage is being superseded by the definition, above.



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