Darren Stephens and Craig Gaskell,
"Ceci n'est pas une pipe": Observations on the Nature of Webware
Contemporary research polarises web systems into one of two types; software
and hypertexts. In this paper we propose that web systems belong are
hybrids that belong to a wider class of engineered artefacts that include
these other types of system.
Our motivation for considering the nature of the web is to allow us to
effectively measure the quality of web artefacts, adopting metrics, where
appropriate, from established and well-understood engineering disciplines.