Brennan (fishy5) wrote in htmlnazis,
Brennan
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Web site, conceptually.

Must apologize for my previous post being slightly off topic, didn't realize how poorly it would be accepted or understood.

What I guess I really want is to think of a website as more of a whole, less of individual elements. Removing the technology of html, http, database etc. what's left? How do you describe a website without considering the interaction of the computer, just that of the users with the website as an entity. Sorry if I'm a bit vague about what I'm asking, but I'm not quite sure myself and I'm trying to get a better idea.
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Sorry if I'm a bit vague about what I'm asking, but I'm not quite sure myself and I'm trying to get a better idea.
Okay, I don't want to sound rude but I probably will: It's almost impossible to properly answer a question this vague. Especially if you're not even sure that it's the question you want to ask! Imagine what would happen if examiners did this? "Complete this section of code... we're not sure what the code does, or if it's really the code we want you to complete but we're going to grade you on it anyway." Go and think about what you want to ask and then ask that.
I asked it, it's a bit vague but not as much as you're implying, if you don't want to put forth any thought then fine don't answer.
It's not so much that I don't want to put any thought into answering, it's more that it's impossible to answer a question that is so poorly defined.

What's left when you take away all the structure of a webpage (html), the protocol over which it is transported (http), and the information which it contains (usually stored in the database) is nothing. Possibly you have one guy going "Oh, I wish I could publish this information" and another going "Oh, I wish I could find this information" but they have no means of exchanging that information.

What is it that you want to know?
The html is not the structure, the html is only a means to define the structure, and for the sake of this question I don't care how it's defined. Http is only one way it could get there, but for the sake of this question, I don't care how it's transported. The database is not the data it is only one means of storing and querying the data, and for the sake of this question I don't care how the data is stored.
So what, exactly, is your question?
I want the 'what' rather than the 'how'. I noticed you mentioned ML in your most recent post, and a functional vs. imperative analogy fits nicely. Rather than looking at the user's request, figuring out what it's supposed to be, checking cookies, querying the database, printing stuff out etc. (how) I just want to define what's there (what).
Text? Maybe some images? Hopefully?