web app or internet app (was: The End of UsabilityCulture?)
16 Nov 2004 - 5:11pm
> So if a link is used as an action like posting financial > information or > credit card, as is the case with nearly all browser based app > out there > like Amazon.com and eBay, are we saying those aren't "web > apps."
No, we're not. If we're to agree with MW - Amazon and eBay as a *whole*
are web apps since they use HTTP/HTML. Their payment processing engines
in particular are not necessarily web apps.
> I think the MW definition is a bit off.
I would agree that it's problematic. But I also think it's good to have
a shared vocabulary. How would you restate it?
> To tie a definition of something as large as the > "world wide > web" into a specific, arbitrary expression of a UI convention seems > wildly wrong to me.
I don't think the definition is tied to a UI convention. It's tied to a
Again, I'm not sure this is helpful or useful (I do know it's trivial
;-)). But if we believe that there's a diff btw internet and web, we
need to draw the line somewhere, right?