Re: Mosaic vs WWW

Markus Stumpf (
Wed, 24 Nov 1993 16:42:28 +0100

In article <>, "Peter Lister, Cranfield Computer Centre" <> writes:
|> Use by non-experts is good, confusion is not. Mosaic is a particular
|> WWW browser, and it has a cute name. One of the differences between WWW
|> and Gopher (and sadly it is a really *major* difference to those who

Hmmmm ... isn't WorldWideWeb a name for the "document universe" ???
I.e. a name for all the "documents" (in the most global meaning of this
word you can imagine) that can be accessed by any existing protocol?
You cannot compare WWW to gopher, als gopher and e.g. ftp and USENET news
are all parts of WWW. If you want to compare you have to compare
HTTP and gopher.

That's the way I've always seen the terms ... am I wrong?

However INHO you're right calling Mosaic a WWW browser, as it knows to
handle lots of protocols that are part of the WWW.


 Markus Stumpf                        Markus.Stumpf@Informatik.TU-Muenchen.DE