Scope (was: [whatwg] Why not JavaScript?)

Ian Hickson ian at
Wed Jun 9 20:16:57 PDT 2004

On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Ian Bicking wrote:
> My impression is that WHAT is intended to address the more traditional
> server-based applications, allowing for richer web interfaces.  Perhaps
> it would be helpful if there was some clarification on the scope of
> WHAT, specifically what is intended by the term "web application."


| What are "Web Applications"?
| The term "Web Application" in this context refers to applications
| accessed over the World Wide Web by using a Web browser. This group is
| not attempting to describe APIs for writing high-end sophisticated
| programs such as office productivity suites, graphics manipulation
| packages, or 3D games.
| Some of the most famous examples of Web applications currently deployed
| are eBay and Amazon.

Does that answer your question?

If someone can phrase it better I'd be happy to update the site with new

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