What is the difference between the World Wide Web and the Internet?

India
December 17, 2006 2:02pm CST
tell me
5 responses
@kpisgod (994)
• India
17 Dec 06
Both are different The Internet is a massive network of networks, a networking infrastructure. It connects millions of computers together globally, forming a network in which any computer can communicate with any other computer as long as they are both connected to the Internet. Information that travels over the Internet does so via a variety of languages known as protocols. The World Wide Web, or simply Web, is a way of accessing information over the medium of the Internet. It is an information-sharing model that is built on top of the Internet. The Web uses the HTTP protocol, only one of the languages spoken over the Internet, to transmit data. Web services, which use HTTP to allow applications to communicate in order to exchange business logic, use the the Web to share information. The Web also utilizes browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Netscape, to access Web documents called Web pages that are linked to each other via hyperlinks. Web documents also contain graphics, sounds, text and video. The Web is just one of the ways that information can be disseminated over the Internet. The Internet, not the Web, is also used for e-mail, which relies on SMTP, Usenet news groups, instant messaging and FTP. So the Web is just a portion of the Internet, albeit a large portion, but the two terms are not synonymous and should not be confused.
• India
18 Dec 06
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@onesiobhan (1330)
• Canada
17 Dec 06
The world wide web is the part of the internet that consists of HTML (and similar) sites. There is also usenet, which is ascii based.
• India
18 Dec 06
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@linepau1 (188)
• Canada
17 Dec 06
None really. World Wide Web, is just part of the address to a world wide net of information. Although that really isn't limited.. you find internet sites full of all kind of information, the Internet itself can be limited by providers, governments, parents, schools, and who ever if need be. But there really isn't much difference as far as I can tell. It's the same thing with a different name.
• India
18 Dec 06
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@matt608 (843)
17 Dec 06
The world wide web IS the internet.
• India
18 Dec 06
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@kavita23 (2996)
• India
18 Dec 06
i think.Many people use the terms Internet and World Wide Web (a.k.a. the Web) interchangeably, but in fact the two terms are not synonymous. The Internet and the Web are two separate but related things. The Internet is a massive network of networks, a networking infrastructure. It connects millions of computers together globally, forming a network in which any computer can communicate with any other computer as long as they are both connected to the Internet. Information that travels over the Internet does so via a variety of languages known as protocols. The World Wide Web, or simply Web, is a way of accessing information over the medium of the Internet. It is an information-sharing model that is built on top of the Internet. The Web uses the HTTP protocol, only one of the languages spoken over the Internet, to transmit data. Web services, which use HTTP to allow applications to communicate in order to exchange business logic, use the the Web to share information. The Web also utilizes browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Netscape, to access Web documents called Web pages that are linked to each other via hyperlinks. Web documents also contain graphics, sounds, text and video. The Web is just one of the ways that information can be disseminated over the Internet. The Internet, not the Web, is also used for e-mail, which relies on SMTP, Usenet news groups, instant messaging and FTP. So the Web is just a portion of the Internet, albeit a large portion, but the two terms are not synonymous and should not be confused.