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Question: Which is the proper usage - Web site or Website?

Answer: This has been a major debate on the World Wide Web that still hasn't been properly resolved. However the Second Edition MS Manual of Style for Technical Publications says the correct usage is Website. This is also backed by the Third Edition MS Press Computer Dictionary.

Webster's Dictionary lists Web site as being proper usage, but they give no reasons to back it up.

We believe that proper usage is Website with a capital "W". According to Miss Grammar, "Website is not a compound noun..." Because it is a proper noun, it would be one word with a capital "W".

Joe Tracy

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