ABOUT THE WORLD WIDE REB
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The World Wide REB is a network of interlinked REBOL sites that
contain executable applications, data, documents, and links.

The REB differs from the Web because it is based on the concept
of distributed applications rather than displayable HTML
documents.  REB applications distribute processing across your
local client and other servers and clients on the Internet. They
can use a client-only, client-server, or a peer-to-peer model of
computing.

A REB application can be fully functional in just a few lines
of code, and the code can run on a wide range of systems without
modification. This approach is called Lightweight Distributed
Computing (LDC) and it is distinguished from heavyweight DC
which normally requires a large investment to deal with the
SOAP, DCOM, RMI, IIOP, CORBA, XML, WSDL, SCL, NASSL, XSLT, UDDI,
UML, MSXML, and other details.  REBOL LDC is done with a single
language that can handle code, data, semantic exchange, network
protocols, messaging, plus... it runs everywhere.

REBsites are hosted by standard Web servers and use HTTP for
access. Anyone can create and maintain their own REB-site in a
manner similar to a normal Web site.

This folder contains links to various REBsites around the world.
Many of these sites contain interesting and useful applications,
examples, tools, images, animations, sounds, and documents. To
visit a site, just click on an icon, and the desktop will show
its contents.

Note: some of these sites are located at distant locations in
the world and may take several seconds to access the first time.

To create and publish your own REBsite, read the Desktop
document found in the Docs folder.  It will tell you how to
use the Add Site application found here.

ABOUT SECURITY:

It is safe to visit any REBsite. However, if you run scripts
from a REBsite, and a security request pops up, DO NOT ALLOW THE
REQUEST unless you trust the site and the application. You can
inspect the contents of any REBOL script prior to running it by
right clicking on its icon and selecting the edit option.

If you encounter a harmful script, please notify us immediately
at rebmaster@rebol.com, and we will remove the site from the
desktop folder.