HTML Markup Allows Images to Join the Web
In 1990, Worldwide web founder Tim Berners-Lee was collaborating with other early internet researchers on standardizing computer language and came up with the now standard HTML (HyperText Mark-up Language) programming format. This standardization allowed for any machine to read the software making the internet truly accessible. In 1992, with HTML widely accepted and used amongst researchers and early web users, the next debate was how to include images in their software. In the online discussion group WWW-talk, Marc Andreessen, co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used web brower, introduced the tag. This tag creates a holding space for a referenced image, and thus images joined the web.
Raggett, Dave. “A History of HTML.” W3C. Accessed December 12, 2015. http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/book4/ch02.html