I came across these two Qs, one immediately after the other:
How does this website manage to avoid its content being copied and how to copy its content (asked Aug 30 '12 at 22:07)
How to download this webpage? (asked Jul 25 '12 at 22:14)
Both are about copying the content of a web page. The latter is Open, the former not, on the basis:
Questions on Web Applications Stack Exchange are expected to relate to web applications within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here. The latter is in a language I do not understand but it not (to me) obviously interactive.
A general Q has been asked and has answers here Define “web application” but no accepted answer. I am interested specifically in the first Q above.
What is it about that Q that makes it off topic given an apparently very similar one is within scope?