Re: capitalization of 'web'

Subject: Re: capitalization of 'web'
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: nosnivel -at- netvision -dot- net -dot- il
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 05:52:15 -0500

nosnivel -at- netvision -dot- net -dot- il wrote:

On the one hand, I'd write "Shidler Elementary
School is in Oklahoma City." On the other hand,
I'd write "The school is in the city" without
capital nouns, even if I were referring to that
particular school and that particular city.
Thus I'd refer to the "World Wide Web" or
"the web."

The analogy fails because you are implying that the World Wide Web is a member of a class (webs) containing other members. If, indeed, you were to write an analytic article comparing the topologies of various types of webs (different kinds of spider webs, fabric webs, social webs, and the World Wide Web), then it would make sense. Otherwise, I think you're creating an artificial class with one member just for the purpose of lowercasing that member; and I think that's hard to justify.


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