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Editorial Styleguide

Web, World Wide Web

"Web" is an acceptable shorter substitute for "World Wide Web." While at one time "web" was treated as a proper noun when standing alone and, thus, capitalized, it is now commonly lowercased and, in the instance of website, treated as one word.

Do not use "www" as an abbreviation within a sentence; instead, use "the web."

When writing out web addresses, http:// is not necessary, nor is www. Periods may be used at the end of the web address.

On advertising materials, the use of http:// as well as www before a URL is antiquated and unnecessary.

Avoid breaking web addresses at the end of a line.


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