Internet and Web Glossary
A color system used in monitor display that provides 8 bits of information for eachof the colors of the RGB system, allowing a total of 16,777,216 possible colors.
A response code or error transmitted by aWeb server to a client when a requestedWeb
pageor file is not present on the server.
A URL(Uniform Resource Locator) that contains the Internet domain name of the
server hosting the item to which the URL refers. For example, an absolute URL would be of thesame form as http://www.webliminal.com/search-web.html. The Internet domain name of thisserver is www.webliminal.com.
Within the context of theInternet, a policy that states the proper or acceptable uses of a computer network.
The pane in the browser window of Internet Explorer that holds the currentdocument'sURL. You can type a URL in this box and press Enter to access a Web page. See alsolocation field.
agent/ intelligent agent :
A program that gathers information or accomplishes tasks without your immediate presence. Agents are usually given very small and well-defined tasks. They are alsocalled intelligent agents, personal agents, or bots.
A description of ahyperlink or image, put in by the author of aWeb page, that
pops up when you move the mouse pointer over the hyperlink or image.
AnHTML element that declares content to be ahyperlink to aURLthat is
specified as the value of the HREF attribute.
A means of usingFTPto make files readily available to the public. When youstart an FTP session with a remote host, you give the login or user name "anonymous" and enter your email address as the password. When you use aURLthat starts with ftp:// and adomain
namewith a Web browser , an anonymous FTP session begins, and you don't have to enter a user
name or password.
ASCII(American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
A code for representingcharacters in a numeric form. An ASCII file is one that contains characters that can be displayedon a screen or printed without formatting or using another program.
Communication where the sender and receiver don't participate atthe same time, for example, email or voicemail.
A file that is sent as part of an email message but that is not in the body of themessage. Images, programs, and word-processing files are usually sent as attachments, becausemost email programs allow only plain text in the body of the message.
Specifies a property of anHTML element. Attributes are found in the starttagof an
HTML element and often take values.
An icon, image, or figure that you can use to represent yourself in achatroom.
A file containing information such as a compressed archive, an image, a program, aspreadsheet, or a word-processing document. The items in the file usually cannot be displayed ona screen or printed without using some program.