Using The Web

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Origin of the Term

"WordNet (r) 1.7" web

n 1: an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by

weaving or interweaving; "the trees cast a delicate web

of shadows over the lawn"

2: an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim

syn: entanglement

3: the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a

series of barbs on either side of the shaft syn: vane

4: an intricately connected system of things or people; "a

network of spies"; "a web of intrigue" syn: network

5: computer network consisting of a collection of internet

sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation

resources through the hypertext transfer protocol syn: world

wide web, WWW

6: a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)

7: membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and


v : construct or form a web, as if by weaving syn: net

"The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (09 FEB 02)" Web

<World-Wide Web> "The Web" is the World-Wide Web. "A web"

is part of it on some specific web site.

Source: Gnome Dictionary Searching Tool


The WWW is constructed in a client/server architecture. This means that we have to distinguish between content providers and consumers. Therefore the information found on the Web is always influenced by legal standards, economic aspects and of course social context of the desired customer. With this in mind has two choices how to access information: Either direct access via a URL or an indirect approach using search-techinques.


As one uses the Web he does not stay anonymous by default. On the contrary the acquired information can be backtraced easily by logfiles of the correspondent webservers.

See the anonymity section on the main page for details.