people ask that I translate and explain some web terms, languages
or lingo for them. This inspired me to compile a list of computer,
internet and programming industry terms & lingo's (listed below).
I hope you find them useful!
still have many more to add to the list, it's forever growing! If
you're looking for something in particular and it's not listed,
me and i'll add it. (chat room lingo will not be listed)
LOG - An access log is a list of all the requests for individual
files that people have requested from a Web site. These files
will include the HTML files and their imbedded graphic images
and any other associated files that get transmitted. The access
log (sometimes referred to as the "raw data") can be analyzed
and summarized by another program.
X - A programming language designed for program execution
in a Microsoft Internet Explorer browser
- A program from Adobe that lets you capture a document and
then view it in its original format and appearance.
-Programs that generate leads and sales from other websites, paying
commissions for those sites that host their products.
- ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) is an application program interface
from Microsoft that lets a programmer writing Windows applications
get access to a relational or non-relational database from both
Microsoft and other database providers.
- Instant messaging (sometimes called IM or IMing) is the ability
to easily see whether a chosen friend or co-worker is connected
to the Internet and, if they are, to exchange messages with them.
Instant messaging differs from ordinary e-mail in the immediacy
of the message exchange and also makes a continued exchange simpler
than sending e-mail back and forth. Most exchanges are text-only.
However, some services allow attachments.
TAG - Text placed within a web page, for when you mouse over
an item, text, graphic, or logo, displays text matching that explaining
what it is. Specifically needed for the seeing impaired who rely
heavily on alt tags to view web pages. Also, key in weighting
down a page with key words optimizing it for Search Engine Placement.
- A name that is substituted for a more complicated name.
For example, a simple alias may be used instead of a more complicated
mailing address or for a mailing list.
A small Java program that can be embedded in an HTML page.
Applets differ from Java applications in that they do not have
access to certain resources on a local computer, such as files,
modems, or printers. They are also prohibited from communicating
with most other computers within a network.
- A collection of files stored on a computer.
- Where the Internet began; the Advanced Research Projects Agency
(of the U.S. Department of Defense) computer network that was
the forerunner of the Internet.
- Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) is a protocol for mapping
an Internet Protocol address (IP address) to a physical machine
address that is recognized in the local network. For example,
in IP Version 4, the most common level of IP in use today, an
address is 32 bits long. In an Ethernet local area network, however,
addresses for attached devices are 48 bits long. (The physical
machine address is also known as a Media Access Control or MAC
address.) A table, usually called the ARP cache, is used to maintain
a correlation between each MAC address and its corresponding IP
address. ARP provides the protocol rules for making this correlation
and providing address conversion in both directions.
- The American Standard Code for Information Interchange, a standard
way for computers to use bits and bytes to represent characters.
An ASCII file contains simple text without any special formatting
- Active Server Pages (ASP). Dynamic programming on a Microsoft
environment, usually using VB/JScript
- An electronic document, picture, video or audio clip, or
any other type of file, sent with an e-mail.
- Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is a policy that a user
must agree to follow in order to be provided with access to a
network or to the Internet. It is common practice when you sign
up with an Internet service provider (ISP), you will usually be
presented with an AUP, which states that you agree to adhere to
- A security measure for checking authenticity of users identity.
- People use this to inform others when they are away from there
computers and unable to answer e-mail for awhile automatically.
- Short for Audio Visual Interleave. The file formats for Microsoft's
video for Windows Standard.
- A graphical representation of a person in a chat room. The
word comes from Hindu mythology in which spirits come down and
DEVELOPMENT - The collection of data and information prudent
to client for retrieval and search.
FRONT END - The interface that integrates the WWW applications
with higher qualified database programs.
COMNNECTION - A full-time connection to the Internet that
does not require dialing in. It is available through a cable modem
or Digital Subscriber Line (DSL).
UP ACCOUNT - Enables access to the Internet using a dial-up
modem through a telephone line.
DIRECT - Connection An Internet connection that is accessed
by dialing in to a computer through a telephone line. Once connected,
your computer acts as if it were an Internet host. This type of
service is often called SLIP, CSLIP or PPP.
BOARD - A forum on a Web site for the discussion of a specific
topic or set of related topics.
- Dynamic HTML (DHTML) is typically used to describe the combination
of HTML, style sheets and scripts that allows documents to be
animated. Dynamic HTML allows a web page to change after it's
loaded into the browser --there doesn't have to be any communication
with the web server for an update. You can think of it as 'animated'
HTML. For example, a piece of text can change from one size or
color to another, or a graphic can move from one location to another,
in response to some kind of user action, such as clicking a button.
- (Dynamic Link Library) A library of functions stored on your
hard drive that allows programs to use its resources, memory,
disk drive etc. more efficiently.
FILES - Microsoft word format
VIEWER - Computer software that enables users to view documents
on the Internet as it would appear if printed. An example of this
type of software is Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Document Object Model (DOM), a programming interface specification
being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), lets a
programmer create and modify HTML pages and XML documents as full-fledged
NAME - An addressing system that enables websites on the Internet
to be reached by a simple name rather than by an IP address or
numbers. Examples of domain names include .org, .net, .com, .ca,
.gov, .us, .info, .biz and .edu.
- The transfer of a file from one computer to another. To download
a file is to request it from another computer (or from a web page
on another computer).
ADDRESS - A dot address (sometimes known as a dotted quad
address) refers to the notation that expresses the four-byte (32-bit)
IP address as a sequence of four decimal numbers separated by
dots. Each number represents the binary value of one of four bytes.
To find out the dot address (such as 184.108.40.206) for a given
domain name, Windows users can go to their MS DOS prompt screen
and enter: ping xxx.yyy where xxx is the second-level domain name
like "enicola" and yyy is the top-level domain name like "com").
- Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) An Internet connection that allows
for transfer of high-bandwidth information to a user's computer.
DSL uses ordinary telephone lines. A DSL line can carry both data
and voice. The data part of the line is a dedicated connection
to the Internet and does not interfere with use of the telephone
line it is connected to.
- Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is the most common kind
of random access memory (RAM) for personal computers and workstations.
- A document type definition (DTD) is a specific definition
that follows the rules of the Standard Generalized Markup Language
(SGML). A DTD is a specification that accompanies a document and
identifies what the funny little codes (or markup) are that separate
paragraphs, identify topic headings, and so forth and how each
is to be processed.
- (Digital Versatile Disk) CD sized disc used to store movies
and other data.
- Dial Up Networking
- On the Internet, E2E has been used to mean exchange-to-exchange
- that is, the exchange of information or transactions between
Web sites that themselves serve as exchanges or brokers for goods
and services between businesses. E2E can be thought of as a form
-The ability to shop and exchange funds electronically online
via the internet or a network. Simply put the ability to buy and
sell on the internet.
RESUME - An electronic resume, also called a scannable resume,
is a plain text (ASCII) or HTML document, often submitted with
an employment application, that uses keywords to provide an employer
with information regarding a job candidate's professional experience,
education, and job qualifications.
ELECTRONIC STOREFRONT - A virtual space in an electronic mall,
conisists of space on a server where HTML documents are stored.
- An e-form (electronic form) is a computer program version
of a paper form. Aside from eliminating the cost of printing,
storing, and distributing pre-printed forms, and the wastage of
obsolete forms, e-forms can be filled out faster because the programming
associated with them can automatically format, calculate, look
up, and validate information for the user.
- A message sent by computer from one user to another over a network.
HYPERLINK - A hyperlink that is incorporated into a line of
- The term ezine is short for "electronic magazine." "E-zine"
and "e-Zine" are spelling variations. A similar term is "ejournal."
There are several usages of the term ezine.
- The term Evernet has been used to describe the convergence
of wireless, broadband, and Internet telephony technologies that
will result in the ability to be continuously connected to the
Web anywhere using virtually any information device.
- The way of making data unreadable to everyone except the receiver.
Perfect for secure sites that use credit card numbers for commercial
CGI - Is a programming interface that can speed up Web applications
that use the most popular way to have the Web server call an application,
the common gateway interface (CGI).
-A security measure that protects networks from unauthorized access
into the inner file system of a computer.
- ASCII text files that contain data in a pre-set format.
- FLASH a popular authoring program, is used to create vector
graphics-based animation programs with full-screen navigation
interfaces, graphic illustrations, and simple interactivity in
an antialiased, resizable file format that is small enough to
stream across a normal modem connection. The software is ubiquitous
on the Web, both because of its speed (vector-based animations,
which can adapt to different display sizes and resolutions, play
as they download) and for the smooth way it renders graphics.
Flash files, unlike animated but rasterized GIF and JPEG, are
compact, efficient, and designed for optimized delivery. Known
as a do-it-yourself animation package, Flash 4 gives Web designers
the ability to import artwork using whatever bitmap or illustration
tool they prefer, and to create animation and special effects,
and add sound and interactivity. The content is then saved as
file with a .SWF file name extension.
- In TCP/IP, fast retransmit and recovery (FRR) is a congestion
control algorithm that makes it possible to quickly recover lost
data packets. Without FRR, the TCP uses a timer that requires
a retransmission timeout if a packet is lost.
- (FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL)- Common way to transfer or move files
between two internet sites.
- A hardware or software set-up that translates between two dissimilar
protocols, providing access to another system. AOL is a gateway
to the internet.
- A gigabyte (pronounced GIG-a-bite with hard G's) is a measure
of computer data storage capacity and is "roughly" a billion bytes.
A gigabyte is two to the 30th power, or 1,073,741,824 in decimal
- A format for image files, great for images with a large area
of same color. Smaller then JPEG and does not store photographic
images as well as JPEG.
DEVELOPMENT - Ability to create and develop customized logos
or images received from or for a client.
- GUI (usually pronounced GOO-ee) is a graphical (rather than
purely textual) user interface to a computer. Your web browser
is a GUI or graphical user interface.
- A single request from a browser for a single item from a web
PAGE -For a Web user, the home page is the first Web page
that is displayed after starting a Web browser. The home page
serves as a sort of road map in a multi-page website and is usually
the first page a user sees.
- Computer that provides web-documents to clients or users. See
- HyperText Markup Language. A standardized language of computer
code, imbedded in "source" documents behind all Web documents,
containing the textual content, images, links to other documents
(and possibly other applications such as sound or motion), and
formatting instructions for display on the screen. When you view
a Web page, you are looking at the product of this code working
behind the scenes in conjunction with your browser. Browsers are
programmed to interpret HTML for display. HTML often imbeds within
it other programming languages and applications such as SGML,
or access and execute virtually any program via the Web.
-The protocol for moving hypertext files across the internet.
- On the Web, each server has an HTTPD or Hypertext Transfer
Protocol daemon that waits in attendance for requests to come
in from the rest of the Web.
- Multimedia links on the web that lead to sound, graphic, or
- A synonym for hypertext link meaning the same thing. A link
inside text leading to another document or page.
- Any text that contains links to other documents. Words and phrases
in a document can be chosen by a viewer in which would cause another
document or page to open. Excellent for keyword weight in the
search engines as well.
- Represents an object or program on your hard drive usually by
a graphic or logo.
- Internet Message Access Protocol- using this an email client
can not only retrieve email but view it and manipulate it on the
server as well.
IMAGE - A built in graphic that is displayed by the browser
as part of an HTML document and is retrieved along with it.
-The company responsible for maintaining domains on the web.]
- The Internet Protocol (IP) is the method or protocol by
which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet.
ADDRESS - Each computer on the Internet has at least one IP
address that uniquely identifies it from all other computers on
-Integrated Services Digital Network- a way to move more data
over existing regular phone lines.
- (Internet Service Provider) A person or business that supplies
connectivity to the internet and through the internet.
- J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) is a Java platform
designed for the mainframe-scale computing typical of large enterprises.
- Java ARchive (JAR) file is a file that contains the class, image,
and sound files for a Java applet gathered into a single file
and compressed for faster downloading to your Web browser.
- To create programs that can be safely downloaded to your computer
through the internet and immediately run without fear of viruses
or other harm to your computer files. Using small JAVA programs
(called APPLETS) web pages can include functions such as animation,
calculators, and other fancy tricks.
SCRIPT - A scripting language not a programming language.
The difference is mainly that scripting languages are parsed at
runtime while programming languages are pre-compiled. In addition
JS is designed to work specifically with the DOM (Document Object
Model) the structure of your browser and the document it displays.
- Ice, jello, and liquid are related terms describing three
approaches to controlling content placement on a Web page. Because
the browser user can control and change both screen resolution
and window size, the Web page designer is challenged to design
a page that will achieve its intended effect in spite of user
resizing. An ice page is one in which the primary content has
a fixed width in pixel and assumes a left margin alignment. Such
a page is designed to display optimally on one particular display
resolution setting and window size and either specifies or assumes
that size. If the resolution is set to a different setting, the
page may have unneeded space on the right size of the display
window, but this is a risk that the designer chooses to take.
PAGE - In Web advertising and marketing, a jump page is a
Web page that is made to appear temporarily in order to capture
the user's attention as a promotion or to gather user information
in a survey.
- ( Joint Photographic Experts Group) - Most commonly used format
for image files. Great for photographic images as opposed to line
art or logo art.
- In corporate culture, keiretsu refers to a uniquely Japanese
form of corporate organization. The keiretsu system is based on
an intimate partnership between government and businesses. It
can best be understood as the intricate web of relationships that
links banks, manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors with the
- A word searched for in a search command. Keywords are searched
in any order. Use spaces to separate keywords in simple keyword
- A kilobyte (pronounced KEE-lo-bite) is a measure of computer
data storage capacity and is "roughly" a thousand bytes. A kilobyte
is two to the 10th power, or 1,024 in decimal notation.
- LOCAL AREA NETWORK, A computer network that spans a relative
small area. Most connect work stations and personal computers.
Each computer has its own CPU with which it executes the program
but it is also able to access data and devices anywhere on the
Network.. Great for sharing printers, files, And storing programs
to one CPU as compared to 5 or 6.
- A connection between two HTML documents. IE: what happens
when you click on an image or highlighted text in a web page.
- A widely used OPEN SOURCE UNIX like operating system. The inner
workings of LINUX are open and available to anyone to examine
and change as long as they make their changes available to the
FILTER - A program that allows the user to sort email messages
according to information contained in the header.
- An email server that automatically responds to requests
LIST - A discussion forum where a user subscribes to receive
information by email.
- Markup refers to the sequence of characters or other symbols
that you insert at certain places in a text or word processing
file to indicate how the file should look when it is printed or
displayed or to describe the document's logical structure. There
is now a standard markup definition for document structure (or
really a description of how you can define markup) in the Standard
Generalized Markup Language (SGML).
- Used to describe disk storage capacity and transmission
rates, a megabyte is 1,000,000 bytes in decimal notation.
DATA - Metadata is a definition or description of data and
metalanguage is a definition or description of language.
META TAGS -The coding on the back end of your website that
allows the search engines to locate you. Including Titles, Keywords,
and Description. Also content is important in this area on the
actual web page to support the tags.
-MIME (Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions) is an extension
of the original Internet e-mail protocol that lets people use
the protocol to exchange different kinds of data files on the
Internet: audio, video, images, application programs, and other
kinds, as well as the ASCII text handled in the original protocol,
the Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP).
- To maintain an exact copy of something. Web site or FTP sites
that maintain copies of material originated at another location,
usually in order to provide more widespread access to the resource.
-A device that connects a computer to a phone line. A telephone
for a computer allowing computer to speak to each other over the
- Mozilla was Netscape Communication's nickname for Navigator,
its Web browser, and, more recently, the name of an open source
public collaboration aimed at making improvements to Navigator.
-Means more than one of the following media devices being used
at one time. Animation, Sound, Video, 3-D, and or Virtual Reality.
- A relational database management system famous for being OPEN
SOURCE, usually free and highly efficient. Essentially a database
is defined as an organized collection of data. The DBMS sits "on
top of" this data providing and interface between the database
and the user.
- Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) is a Windows
specification for how communication protocol programs (such as
TCP/IP) and network device driver should communicate with each
- The etiquettes on the internet.
-Any time 2 or more computers are connected together to share
- Network Information Center- An office that handles information
for a network.
- A nym (pronounced NIHM and a shortened form of "pseudonym,")
is a name invented by or provided for an Internet user in order
to conceal the user's real identity and, in some cases, to expressly
create a new and separate Internet identity.
MARKETING - Real world marketing on the WWW. Strategies and
concepts that have proven to be of success to be SEEN on the Net.
RESEARCH - Services to research information in your industry
to better meet your needs on the Net.
SOURCE SOFTWARE - Software for which the underlying programming
code is available to the users so that they may read it, make
changes to it, and build new versions of the software incorporating
-Another relational database management system famous for being
very good with many add-ons and a long internet history.
- PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format that has
captured all the elements of a printed document as an electronic
image that you can view, navigate, print, or forward to someone
-A scripting language that borders functionality on being a programming
language famous for being portable, and reliable. It is probably
the most common language for CGI. It is OPEN SOURCE
-Hypertext Processor is a server-side HTML embedded scripting
language used to create dynamic Web pages.
- Ping is a basic Internet program that lets you verify that a
particular IP address exists and can accept requests.
OF DEATH - On the Internet, ping of death is a denial of service
(DoS) attack caused by an attacker deliberately sending an IP
packet larger than the 65,536 bytes allowed by the IP protocol.
-The type of computer or operating system on which a software
- A downloadable program that attaches to your browser to allow
the use of certain multi media.
-Post Office Protocol- Refers to the way an email client gets
email from a server. When you sign up for an email account from
your ISP you get a POP account with in it.
- Used as a marketing term to describe a web site that is or is
intended to be the first place people see when using the Web.
Typically a "Portal Site" has a catalog of web sites,
a search engine or both. A portal site may also offer email to
entice a user to use that site as their MAIN POINT OF ENRTY to
SETTING -A set of parameters on software tools, especially
WWW BROWSERS, that allow the user to attach a signature file to
email or newsgroup messages, change the color and the appearance
of text etc.
- A specification that describes how computers will talk to
each other on a network.
SERVER - Sits in between the client and the Real server that
a client is trying to use. Client's are sometimes configured to
use a proxy server usually as an HTTP server. The client makes
all its requests form the proxy server which then makes a request
form the real server and passes the result back to the client.
Commonly established on LAN.
COPY EDITING AND CONTENT DEVELOPMENT -Development of content
for your web site and editing of your material to meet WWW standards.
TIME-Apple computer's entry in the video format arena.
- (Quantum Extended Graphics Array) is a display mode in which
the resolution is 2048 pixels horizontally by 1536 pixels vertically
(2048 x 1536). This results in 3,145,728 pixels in the image (sometimes
referred to as 3.2 million pixels).
- In general, a queue is a line of people or things waiting to
be handled, usually in sequential order starting at the beginning
or top of the line or sequence. In computer technology, a queue
is a sequence of work objects that are waiting to be processed.
TIME CHAT - This is one use of that internet that allows live
conversation between by typing on a computer terminal. The most
common are Talk and Instant Messaging.
- On a Web site, redirection is a technique for moving visitors
to a Web page when its address has been changed and visitors are
familiar with the old address. Web users often encounter redirection
when they visit the Web site of a company whose name has been
changed or which has been acquired by another company.
-Hardware or software that connects a local network to the Internet.
Routers spend all their time looking at the destination address
of the packets passing though them and deciding which route to
send them on.
- (Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory) is a memory subsystem
that promises to transfer up to 1.6 billion bytes per second.
The subsystem consists of the random access memory (RAM), the
RAM controller, and the bus (path) connecting RAM to the microprocessor
and devices in the computer that use it.
- In computer memory technology, RAS (row address strobe) is a
signal sent to a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) that tells
it that an associated address is a row address.
- A relational database management system (RDBMS) is a program
that lets you create, update, and administer a relational database.
An RDBMS takes Structured Query Language (SQL) statements entered
by a user or contained in an application program and creates,
updates, or provides access to the database.
Digital Subscriber Line) A version of DSL where upload and downloads
speeds are the same.
- SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) is a standard
for how to specify a document markup language or tag set. Such
a specification is itself a document type definition (DTD). SGML
is not in itself a document language, but a description of how
to specify one. It is metadata.
ENGINE-A service that will search the entire WWW according
to your search request. Like YAHOO and MSN
ENGINE OPTIMIZATION -Getting your website search engine friendly
as to be received and submit as requested by the search engines
- A computer or a software package that provides a specific kind
of service to a client software running on other computers. Can
refer to software on the WWW or a specific machine for where the
software is running.
CO-LOCATION -an address for your website.
TRACKING -Ability to track who is coming to your site and
from where and how long.
MAP - A site map is a visual or textually organized model
of a Web site's content that allows the users to navigate through
the site to find the information they are looking for, just as
a traditional geographical map helps people find places they are
looking for in the real world. A site map is a kind of interactive
table of contents, in which each listed item links directly to
its counterpart sections of the Web site. Site maps perform the
same service that the layout maps in large shopping malls perform
so if you have a large site, a site map can be very useful to
your site visitors.
- Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is a way for a program
running in one kind of operating system (such as Windows 2000)
to communicate with a progam in the same or another kind of an
operating system (such as Linux) by using the World Wide Web's
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)and its Extensible Markup Language
(XML) as the mechanisms for information exchange.
-(Switched Multimegabit Data Service- A standard for a very high
speed data transfer.
MAIL -Mail sent via the US post office as opposed through
-An inappropriate attempt to use a mailing list or USENET or other
networked communications facility as if it was a broadcast medium,
by sending the same message to a large of people who didn't ask
- (Structured Query Language) is a standard interactive and programming
language for getting information from and updating a database.
-Data streaming, commonly used in the terms "audio streaming"
or "video Streaming" is when data moves from one computer
to another and doesn't have to be completely downloaded for the
receiving computer to do something with it.
-(Secure Sockets Layer)- A standard for encrypted transmissions
of the web. A protocol developed by Netscape for transmitting
documents via the internet. SSL works by using a public key to
encrypt data that's transferred over the SSL connection. Both
Netscape and Internet Explorer support SSL and many web sites
use the protocol to obtain confidential user information, such
as credit card numbers. By convention, URL's that require an SSL
connection usually start with HTTPS: instead of HTTP:
-System Operator- Anyone responsible for the physical operations
of a computer system or network resource.
- A tag is a generic term for a language element descriptor.
-(Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)-This is the
suiteof protocols that defines the Internet. Originally designed
for the UNIX operating system. TCP/IP is now included in every
major kind of computer operating system. To be truly on the internet
you must have TCP/IP software.
- A leased line connection capable of carrying data at 1,544,000
bits per second. Commonly used to connect large LAN's to the Internet.
-A leased line connection capable of carrying data at 44,736,000
bits per second. This is more than enough to do full screen, full
-The command and program used to login from one internet site
-A device that allows you to send commands to a computer somewhere
else. At minimum this means a keyboard and a display screen and
some simple circuitry.
SERVER - A special purpose computer that has places to plug
in many modems on one side and connection to a LAN or Host machine
on the other side. Thus the terminal does that work of answering
the calls and passed the connections on to the a appropriate work
BASED BROWSER -A browser that cannot handle hypermedia files.
- (Uniform Resource Identifier) As address for a S resource
on the internet.
- (Uniform Resource Locator) This is the actual address of your
web page including the server you are using.
- ( Uniform Resource Name) A URI that is supposed to be available
for a long time.
- A worldwide system for discussion groups, with comments passed
along hundreds of thousands of machines.
-( UNIX to UNIX Encoding)- A method for converting files from
Binary to ASCII (text)so that they can be sent across the internet
BASED GRAPHICS - Vector graphics is the creation of digital
images through a sequence of commands or mathematical statements
that place lines and shapes in a given two-dimensional or three-dimensional
space. In physics, a vector is a representation of both a quantity
and a direction at the same time. In vector graphics, the file
that results from a graphic artist's work is created and saved
as a sequence of vector statements. For example, instead of containing
a bit in the file for each bit of a line drawing, a vector graphic
file describes a series of points to be connected.
BASIC - Visual Basic (VB) is a programming environment from
Microsoft in which a programmer uses a graphical user interface
to choose and modify preselected sections of code written in the
BASIC programming language.
- Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol, is an Internet protocol
that provides a way to have one or more backup routers when using
a statically configured router on a local area network (LAN).
- Virtual Private Network, Usually refers to a network in which
some of the parts are connected using the public internet, but
the data sent across the internet is encrypted. So the entire
network is Virtually private.
- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
- WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is a specification for a
set of communication protocols to standardize the way that wireless
devices, such as cellular telephones and radio transceivers, can
be used for Internet access, including e-mail, the World Wide
Web, newsgroups, and Internet Relay Chat (IRC).
HOSTING - Access to data through modem or network.
- The person responsible for administering a web site.
PAGE - A text document made up of HTML tags that may contain
links, graphics, downloadable files, other web pages, audio, and
or video sources.
PRESENCE - Your accessibility and availability on the NET.
Your ability to be found easily by viewers.
SITE - A Web site is a related collection of World Wide Web
files that includes a beginning file called a home page. A company
or an individual tells you how to get to their Web site by giving
you the address of their home page. From the home page, you can
get to all the other pages on their site.
DEVELOPMENT/MANAGEMENT - The ability to take your visions
and implement them into a viable reality.
- (Wireless Markup Language), formerly called HDML (Handheld Devices
Markup Languages), is a language that allows the text portions
of Web pages to be presented on cellular telephones and personal
digital assistants (PDAs) via wireless access. WML is part of
the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) that is being proposed
by several vendors to standards bodies.
- (pronounced "wiz-ee-wig") editor or program is
one that allows an interface or content developer to create a
graphical user interface (GUI) or page of text so that the developer
can see what the end result will look like while the interface
or document is being created. WYSIWYG is an acronym for "what
you see is what you get".
- xSP is a generic term for any kind of service provider on the
Internet. The two main kinds of service provider are the Internet
service provider (ISP), which provides users with connection to
the Internet and sometimes offers hosting and other services,
and the application service provider (ASP), which provides remote
access to one or more computer applications.
- XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a flexible way to create
common information formats and share both the format and the data
on the World Wide Web, intranets, and elsewhere.
XSD - (XML Schema Definition), a Recommendation of the World
Wide Web Consortium (W3C), specifies how to formally describe
the elements in an Extensible Markup Language (XML) document.
- XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language), formerly called Extensible
Style Language, is a language for creating a style sheet that
describes how data sent over the Web using the Extensible Markup
Language (XML) is to be presented to the user.
- A hybrid between HTML and XML specifically designed for Net
device displays, ensures that layout and presentation stay true
to form over any platform.
- The year 2000 (also known as "Y2K") raised questions for
anyone who depended on a program in which the year was represented
by a two-digit number, such as "97" for 1997. Many programs written
years ago (when storage limitations encouraged such information
economies) are still being used. The problem was that when the
two-digit space allocated for "99" rolled over to 2000, the next
number was "00." Frequently, program logic assumes that the year
number gets larger, not smaller - so "00" was anticipated to wreak
havoc in a program that hadn't been modified to account for the
- On the World Wide Web, a zombie is an abandoned and sadly out-of-date
Web site that for some reason has been moved to another Web address.
It's a ghost site that appears to have moved.
DRIVE - A Zip drive is a small, portable disk drive used primarily
for backing up and archiving personal computer files.
ERROR - is a frequently-seen status code that tells a Web
user that a requested page is "Not found." 404 and other status
codes are part of the Web's Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
- If you occasionally see a mysterious "80" on the name of a Web
server that is handling your request for Web pages, this is a
bit of technical stuff showing through when perhaps it shouldn't.
A Web server sits and waits for requests from clients (such as
your Web browser). Most Web servers are set up to "awaken" and
respond to requests from clients whose Uniform Resource Locator
(URL) requests include "port 80" as part of their information.
When you see the "80" showing up in the server address at the
bottom of your screen, all it means is that the server uses the
usual default port number. (You don't usually see this because
some servers can be set up so that this number is not visible
to the browser user.)
- In Internet e-commerce, 121 is short for one-to-one, the philosophy
that treating each customer as a special individual is a more
successful approach than treating customers as a group of similar
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