Friday, October 22, 2010

Web is not equal to Internet

Internet : a physical network connecting millions of computers using the same protocols for sharing/transmitting information (TCP/IP)
  • in reality, the Internet is a network of smaller networks
World Wide Web: a collection of interlinked multimedia documents that are stored on the Internet and accessed using a common protocol (HTTP)

Key distinction:  Internet is hardware;  Web is software

Many other Internet-based applications exist
e.g., email, telnet, ftp, usenet, some instant messenging services,…

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