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Doconsite - Glossary of Document, Records and CMS
Category: Business and Law
Date & country: 11/11/2007, UK
Words: 420


WAN
Wide Area Network. A means of connecting computer systems (normally by telephone links) where distance considerations preclude the possibility of a direct LAN connection. Frequently a cause of bottlenecks because of the limited speed of the links and the rental cost of the lines. See also ISDN.

WAP
Wireless Application Protocol. A set of specifications for developing web-like applications that run over wireless networks.

WCM
see Web Content Management

Web Content Management
The management of content that is destined to be published on a website.

Web services
A standard way of integrating web-based applications using XML, SOAP and other open standards over an Internet connection.

WebDAV
Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning. Protocol extension to HTTP for the management of documents over the Web.

WFM
Workflow Management. A system that concentrates on automating and controlling the flow of work and often controls the routing of documents.

WfMC
Workflow Management Coalition. An open group of companies whose purpose is to create specifications in the area of workflow management technology and promote the understanding of workflow (www.wfmc.org).

Wildcard
Non-specific searching term primarily used in text or text field searching as a substitute for characters or words.

WML
Wireless Markup Language

Workflow
The process of organising business processes as a controlled sequence of activities.

Workflow Management Coalition.
See WfMC

World Wide Web
Term used to describe the hypertext system devised to publish and link documents on the Internet. Comprises web server software, HTML, browser software and HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol).

WORM
Write-Once-Read-Many. Characteristic of digital storage medium on which data can be recorded once and read many times. The written data cannot subsequently be modified.

WORM disk
A random access digital mass storage device. Its main characteristics are: high storage capacity, recordability, security of information (data cannot be erased or modified), durability and removability (it can be stored off-line). At present the most common disk size for WORM is 5.25in. Disks may be single- or double-sided.

WWW
See World Wide Web

WYSIWYG
What You See Is What You Get. An attribute of software applications such as word processing and desktop publishing implying that the image seen on the display will be accurately replicated when it is printed.

X-OPEN
An association of computer and system suppliers formed with the objective of promoting standards to enable systems to communicate with each other.

XML
(eXtensible Markup Language) A restricted form of SGML designed (under the auspices of the World Wide Web Consortium – W3C) to enable generic SGML to be served, received, and processed on the Web in the way that is now possible with HTML. XML has been designed for ease of implementation and for interoperability with both SGML and HTML.

Zoom
To enlarge a portion of an image to view it more clearly.