Re: Web vs. web?

Subject: Re: Web vs. web?
From: Michael Lewis <lewism -at- BRANDLE -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 20:06:15 +1000

It's a matter of perspective, or whether you design a table to be
displayed vertically or horizontally. It's like the choice between "1
bears the same relationship to 2 as 3 does to 6" (i.e., one half) and "1
bears the same relationship to 3 as 2 does to 6" (i.e., one third). Both
are accurate; the choice depends on which aspect of the comparison you
wish to emphasise. My choice was to relate info structures (webs) to
their access facilities (nets) in terms of which web goes on which net;
your choice is to relate one structure / facility pair to another pair
in terms of their scale or scope. Your offered alternative is fine --
it's neither more nor less accurate than my original.

Michael Clark wrote:
> >An intraweb (preferably not capitalised, on reflection) is a web
> >information structure (ie, using HTTP links and HTML formatting)
> >delivered on an intranet. Intraweb bears the same relationship to
> >intranet as World Wide Web bears to Internet.
> Would it not be more accurate to say that an intraweb bears the same
> relationship to the World Wide Web as an intranet bears to the
> Internet?

Michael Lewis
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