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Lycos Tripod - hosting glossary
Category: Technical and IT > Computers and internet
Date & country: 26/10/2007, UK
Words: 238


TCP-IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. Communication protocol suite and standard for all Internet-connected machines.

Template
A pattern used to create documents.

Text Field
Generally associated with a form that receives data entered by the user.

Tiff
Tagged Image File Format. A graphic file format for PC and Macintosh (.tif). It is compatible with most image-editing software.

Timeline
Linear representation of the progress of an animation from the first to the last frame.

Title Bar
Located at the top of the browser window, it displays the title of the visited page.

TLD
Top Level Domain. The first level of an Internet site address.

Traceroute
A Unix command that precisely locates a server that is slowing down transmission on the Internet.

Traffic
Site audience.

Transparent GIF
Enables the creation of a transparent background.

Tree
Hierarchical structure of a site's elements in directories and sub-directories.

TrueDoc
Netscape's dynamic font type.

TrueType
Vector font type from Apple and Microsoft. The character size is adjustable without quality loss.

Ultradev
Version of Dreamweaver providing dynamic page development through ASP or ColdFusion.

Unique Visitor
A site audience measurement unit. A specific visitor (identified through his IP address) who has visited a site during a whole month.

URL
Uniform Resource Locator. The Internet address of a Web resource (page, embedded elements, etc.) understood and interpreted by browsers.

VBScript
Visual Basic Script. A Microsoft scripting language derived from their object-oriented programming package.

Vector Image
This type of image (as opposed to Bitmap image) is calculated from its dimensions and can be reduced or enlarged without loss of quality.

VRML
Virtual Reality Modelling Language. Software for creating 3D scenes in Web pages. The client needs to install the appropriate plug-in (for instance, Live 3D).

W3C
World Wide Web Consortium. The international organisation that defines standards and rules for the Internet.

WAP
Wireless Application Protocol. This provides access to the Internet for mobile telephones.

Wave
The most widely used format for sound files on Windows systems (.wav).

Web Host
A company specialising in the hosting (free or not) of Web sites on their servers.

Web Page
A constituent part of a Web site linked to other documents or resources by means of hypertext links.

Web Ring
A chain of sites sharing a common theme.

Webcam
A small digital video camera (and sometimes a photo camera) connected to a computer for real-time acquisition and broadcasting of videos on the Internet.

Windows Media
Audio and video file format.

Windows Media Encoder
Microsoft encoder that converts audio and video files into Windows Media format.

Windows Media Player
Integrated multimedia playback software integrated into the latest Windows versions.

Winzip
File compression program for Windows.

WML
Wireless Markup Language. A reduced version of HTML, used to create pages intended for mobile terminal screens.

WYSIWYG
What You See Is What You Get (you get what you see on screen). A graphical user interface embedded in software (see WYSIWYG Editor)

WYSIWYG Editor
An authoring program that enables the user to handle and place objects directly in the page using a graphical user interface, instead of having to manually enter the HTML code.

XHTML
eXtensible HyperText Markup Language. Reformulation of HTML 4 according to XML rules. It is supported by HTML browsers and applications developed with XML.

XLL
eXtensible Linking Language. An XML extension used to insert links that can point directly to a specific object (image, title, word, etc.) into a page.

XML
eXtensible Markup Language. A re-defined version of SGML. It is seen as the successor of HTML. It enables the customising of tags which describes the layout and the very nature of data elements. It is very useful for sites maintaining large data volumes and on an intranet. Currently, only Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and Netscape 6 offers support for XML.

XSL
eXtensible Style Sheet Language. A language for defining XML style sheets. It is on course to becoming a standard.

Zip
A format for compressed files on Windows systems.