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If your web presence only contains static or even dynamically scripted
*informational* pages, you've got a website. Strictly speaking, a web
application consists of encapsulated tiers that handle data, data
access, business rules and presentation and is delivered using web
protocols such as HTTP(S), SOAP, etc. Generally, however, if it's
HTTP-delivered, accepts input (from an interface), dynamically processes
(data according to defined rules), stores (data in a database, XML, etc)
and outputs the data on demand, then congratulations, it's a web
In this context, IE is only an application if you're on the MS
development team and even then it's just a desktop/windows application
that requires internet access to execute some of its functions.
My company is launching a web "application" but Engineering doesn't want
to call it an application because they're saying that it's really just a
web site and that IE is the application. What do others writing for the
web call their "applications"?
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