1

What is the difference between available from and available on?

Do the following sentences have a different meaning?

Check the information available from [URL of a web page].
Check the information available on [URL of a web page].

My interpretation is that they mean, respectively:

  • Check the information you find in that page, and in any page with a link in that page.
  • Check the information you find in that page.

Is that a correct interpretation? Is it the current meaning?

1

It depends how literally you want to take it. Strictly speaking, as the address is to a specific page (info.html), you could say that it was just that page.

However, it is reasonable to assume that if the information linked to from within that page is relevant then it might apply in the original sentence, especially if that information is still on the same overall site.

  • In the first case, would not the sentence be check the information available on […]? – kiamlaluno Jan 31 '11 at 17:38
  • Yes, that makes sense. – user3444 Jan 31 '11 at 18:22

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.