The Internet and World Wide Web Vocabulary

http: Application that is used to edit, create, and collaborate hypertext information systems.

Html: The main language for creating WebPages and any other information to be displayed in a web browser.

Mosaic: The first ever graphical internet browser to provide an interface for users. It is available in Mac, Windows, and UNIX

ActiveX: Software created by Microsoft for technologies for content downloaded from a network.

Web 2.0: A website that is interactive (not static)

Cookie: Small piece of data sent from a website and stored in your web browser. You can view your cookies. It is an indication of what websites you have visited.

Digital certificate: Electronic document that uses a digital signature to combine public key w/ an identity (address, personal info, etc.)

FTP: Used to transfer files from one host to another host (based on Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) – based network (ex: internet))

IP: Number assigned to all computers that are connected to the internet.

RSS: Rich site Summary- web feed format used in works like blogs

SSL: Secure Sockets Layer- Provides security for communication over the internet.

URL: Uniform Resource Locator- Web address, users can use them to get immediate access to a website.

Web cache: A mechanism for storage of web documents which helps the computer load it quickly next time.

Webapp: An application accessed over the internet.

Portal: A website that brings info together through different sources (usually organized in some sort of fashion)

Geographic imaging: System designed to manage any types of geographical data.

Vocab by Kristin
http- stands for hypertext transport protocol. It transfers data used on the World Wide Web.

Html- stands for hypertext markup protocol. It tags textiles to get font, color, or graphics.

Mosaic- an application that makes it easier to access documents on the World Wide Web.

ActiveX- is a software framework created by Microsoft that allows you to share information among different applications.

Web 2.0- refers to the transition from static html web pages to a more dynamic web.

Cookie- small text file places on computers by a website.
Digital certificate- the attachment to an electronic message used for security purposes.

FTP- File Transfer Protocol, typical for the exchange of data files across a network.

IP- internet protocol, a method that sends information between any two computers on a network.

RSS- Really Simple Syndication, is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works.

SSL- Initialism of Secure Sockets Layer, cryptographic protocols which provide safe communications on the Internet.

URL- web address.

Web cache- Web caching is the caching of web documents to reduce bandwidth usage.

Webapp- A web application is an application that is accessed over a network such as the Internet.

Portal- a website that offers many services like email, forums, and search engines.
Geographic imaging


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