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Re: Evolutionary question

From: Adam M. Donahue <donahue@acf2.nyu.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 21:14:35 -0500 (EST)
To: Stephen Turner <S.R.E.Turner@statslab.cam.ac.uk>
Cc: Russell Holt <holtrf@destinyusa.com>, www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.ULT.3.91.951121211228.19338D-100000@acf2.NYU.EDU>
Why is FTP part of the Web, but not telnet or mailto:  These are URL's as 
well, and can be used in conjunction with many browsers.  I'd say the 
"Web" itself is the HTML/TEXT documents (now with CGI, Java, etc.) -- but 
it seems to mean "Internet in general" to most everyone these days, 
including several media outlets.

Adam Donahue

On Tue, 21 Nov 1995, Stephen Turner wrote:

> 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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