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So for all of you who do not know what a Site is vs. a Web here is a little explanation.  A Site means a Site Collection in features, web parts, and anything that uses the object model.  A Web, however, is a single Site within the Site Collection, so I have to ask this question why is it not just Site and SiteCollection.  Why does MS use Web and Site?  Also, would you not think that Web would actually be a Site Collection, because it sounds more like the World Wide Web or some type of intricate collection of objects connected together?  Site sounds more like something singular that stands alone like an actual site would. 
I would go on a tangent for a longer period of time, but it's about 11:18 pm on a Sunday night and I just wanted to ask why?  There are other things, such as Features, RoleAssignments, RoleDefinitions...Also, why does the font change inconsistently on different MS Products from one specific base font Times New Roman to Verdana to Calibri depending on what program you are using?  Then I guess I would ask why exactly is there no visual interface for web part design when SharePoint has been around for 7 years?  If anyone has a good answer for these questions please I'd love to hear them.  If not, then I am going to send my questions into the cosmos to be answered far into the future.  Remember curiosity is always something good, because it makes you question what is there and gain more knowledge to become a better and more well rounded person.  Have a nice night guys. Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2008 11:23 PM MOSS | Back to top

Comments on this post: Site vs. Web What is the Deal with the Names?

# re: Site vs. Web What is the Deal with the Names?
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If you are referring to terms in WSS 3.0 object model (SPSite and SPWeb), well I think those names are based on old STS 1.0. There's some explanation in book "Inside Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0"
And yes, it's confusing :(
Left by J on Apr 14, 2008 5:57 AM

# re: Site vs. Web What is the Deal with the Names?
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Yes this is very confusing especially since they've changed the naming from the previous version of SharePoint. Plus you have to be so careful when you're discussing things. I've caught myself saying site when I meant an individual web. And you know non-technical users will not understand the difference all that easily.
Left by Jason Row on Apr 14, 2008 8:34 AM

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It's not just the object model it's features also. It's weird. You try and teach a new person about SharePoint and it only confuses them further.
Left by Becky Isserman on Apr 14, 2008 8:42 AM

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