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

Ian Hickson ian at
Thu Jun 10 05:57:10 PDT 2004

On Thu, 10 Jun 2004, Peter-Paul Koch wrote:
>>| 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?
> No. "Web applications are applications on the Web". Sorry, but that doesn't
> explain anything.
> Can you give practical examples?

Well, like the text says, Amazon and eBay are the cannonical examples.
Another example would be sites like or Outlook Web Express
or Gmail.

What do you mean by "practical examples"?

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