Subweb

A term coined by Microsoft that is used in its Web page design software, Microsoft FrontPage. When you create a FrontPage Web, you may want to restrict access to certain portions of that Web. To do this, you create what is called a subweb within the Web, and then restrict access to that subweb.

The term subweb is often mistaken for being a directory or structure of the World Wide Web. Because the World Wide Web refers to the Web as being one or all, there cannot be a subweb on the World Wide Web.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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