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Re: Evolutionary question

From: Stephen Turner <S.R.E.Turner@statslab.cam.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 23:12:55 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <m0tI1rz-000PreC@lion.statslab.cam.ac.uk>
To: holtrf@destinyusa.com (Russell Holt)
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
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?

FWIW, I use it to refer roughly to documents with a URL: including ftp,
gopher, and probably newsgroups. I probably wouldn't include telnet or
mailto though. I certainly wouldn't restrict to HTML or HTTP. But YMMV.

Stephen R. E. Turner
  Stochastic Networks Group, Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge
  e-mail: sret1@cam.ac.uk  WWW: http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~sret1/home.html
  "I always keep one big file in case I run out of space." A colleague of mine
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