What is arachnotaxis?
Arachnotaxis is a name given to tables or arrays of URLs that refer to places on the Internet. For example, a group of bookmarks in a web browser could be viewed as an arachnotaxis, although it could also be referred to as a taxonomy or simply a list.
The story attributes the coining of the word 'arachnotaxis' to IT expert Steve Gruenwald in 1998. From the word 'Archne', a figure in Greek mythology, and the word 'Taxis', which describes the orderly arrangement of objects or terms, arachnotaxis could also be called a 'spider web' display of Internet location information. It generally refers to any list or structure that references an array of Internet sites, URLs, or locations. For this reason, new systems based on tools like JSON could also be called arachnotaxis tools. JSON creators specifically talk about the process of linking bits of information using internet taxonomies and structures.