[thelist] nomenclature - site map / web site

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at speakeasy.net
Sun Dec 7 02:50:22 CST 2008

On Wed, 2008-12-03 at 13:14 -0700, Bob Meetin wrote:
> Which is accepted, which is correct?
> site map or sitemap
> web site or website

I tend to write "sitemap" and either "website" or "Web site" (or
sometimes even "World Wide Web site") depending on the emphasis needed.
If I'm talking about something hopelessly broken with regards to the Web
at large (e.g. a site which breaks without VBScript capability rendering
it useless on anything besides IE), then it's usually just "site" (no
"web"), sometimes something like "IE site".

For the others: I tend to write "e-mail" and "internet",  capitalizing
the latter in certain specific situations where emphasis is needed.

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at speakeasy.net>

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