How do I distinguish with one word between XXXX.com and XXXX.com/YYYY.
August 23, 2006 8:57 AM Subscribe
Is there a special term that describes a subset of a website; aka: how do I distinguish with one word between XXXX.com and XXXX.com/YYYY.
posted by evadery to technology (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Ok, I know this may seem ridiculous, but let me explain. I'm trying to settle a question plaguing a co-worker which is mainly a question of semantics.
Let's say, for example, that nytimes.com is the main page that I am concerned with. An argument has been made that XXXX.com/YYYY is a separate entity from XXXX.com. Articles are being written in a different place, it is run by different people, etc. My friend is trying to make the arguement that XXXX.com/YYYY is simply a branch of XXXX.com, and should be viewed as part and parcel. Without getting into the details of who is right and who is wrong, I'm trying to find a single word that can describe XXXX.com/YYYY as a site that is under the control of XXXX.com, so she doesn't have to use a phrase to distinguish them over and over again.
Please throw out any and all suggestions - I'll keep checking in to help clairfy what I know must be a confusing question. Thanks!