Re: WWW vs. Internet

On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 07:46:29AM -0400, Dick Vile wrote:

> > > Consider the URI schemes "ftp", "news", "mailto", "pop", "imap", and
> > > "telnet". These schemes depend on the Internet but have little to do
> with
> > > HTTP. Are the related resources and services part of the Web? I
> would say
> > > yes.
> >
> > I would say no.


> Humpty Dumpty said it best: "I can make a word mean whatever I want it
> to mean"
> -- Dick Vile in Ann Arbor, MI USA

But this is a very common way of using the term "Web".
I would venture to say that practically all (but not all) professionals
use the term in this way.  It wasn't the use Tim Berners-Lee intended,
but I think the discussion here is about the "de facto" meaning of "Web".

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