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Re: Evolutionary question

From: Andrew McRae <andrew_mcrae@harvard.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 16:56:41 -0500
Message-Id: <199511212156.QAA21456@elmer.Harvard.EDU>
To: "Russell Holt" <holtrf@destinyusa.com>
Cc: <www-talk@w3.org>
Hi.
[ Russell Holt wrote: ]
>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?

Back in the days when info.cern.ch was the place to get definitive 
information about the Web, it had one major page which described the Web 
as basically HTML + HTTP, and another which described the Web as "the 
universe of network-accessible information".

I don't think the precise meaning of the term has become any clearer 
since then.

Cheers,
Andrew.

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Andrew McRae <andrew_mcrae@harvard.edu>
Received on Tuesday, 21 November 1995 16:56:32 GMT

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