With increasing frequency,
NIH correspondence uses terminology related to emerging
technology, especially Internet terms. The Executive
Secretariat (ES) encourages consistency in NIH correspondence,
and we recommend the following guidance.
|Frequently Used Web Terms
Although a variety of usages can readily be found, ES
offers the following as our preferences for capitalization,
hyphenation, and abbreviated notation:
Web site, Web browser, Web page
World Wide Web (or WWW)
It should be noted that there is not yet any consensus, either among
Federal agencies or among literary style manuals, on the proper forms
of Internet parlance. Our advice is to be consistent and to keep
in mind the cardinal principle that the simplest graphic presentation
is probably the best.