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RE: The Web as an Application

From: Rushforth, Peter <Peter.Rushforth@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 16:40:33 +0000
To: António Mota <amsmota@gmail.com>, David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com>
CC: "public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org" <public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1CD55F04538DEA4F85F3ADF7745464AF24A0A0E8@S-BSC-MBX1.nrn.nrcan.gc.ca>

> I can't grasp of what you mean by "application" in this context.
> Applicatiion can be almost everithing, but in IT it normally 
> refers to either a system application or a user application. 
> I can understand "web as a system application", but as a 
> "user application" I think it has nothing to do with it...

Indeed the nature of the Web as an application likely doesn't have
an exact analogy, but perhaps operating system is close, 
per my previous email to David.

But, if architecture can be applied to applications, the web must be
an application in order to be susceptible to architecture.  

So, in what ways do you see the Web as a system application?  And 
why not a "user application" (how are they different)?

Received on Thursday, 6 June 2013 16:41:07 UTC

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