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Evolutionary question

From: Russell Holt <holtrf@destinyusa.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 16:46:22 -0500
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These days, the term "World Wide Web" refers to what exactly? The collection
of HTML documents accessible via the Internet? HTML docs + HTTP + CGI ?
(or, excuse me, "network resources")... Is "The Web" separate
from or an integral part of a browser's view of it?

I'm really asking about the evolution of the term - as other systems
(ie other protocols, other GUIs to the net) evolve and integrate
with the "Web" (it's inevitable), it seems that undoubtedly we'll use
the term to refer to all of that. Or not? If I were to write a new
system similar to the Web browser/server system, which integrates to
some degree with HTTP/HTML, would I call it "part of the Web", or
"an extension to the Web", or just something completely different?


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