Monday, May 21, 2007

Web Glossary

This is a short glossary list for some commonest and few lesser known terms used over www.

Web Glossary

A web technology for streaming movies from a web server to a web client. Developed by Microsoft.

A programming interface (API) that allows web browsers to download and execute Windows programs.

An open source web browser editor from W3C, used to push leading-edge ideas in browser design.

A computer program to locate files on public FTP servers.

API (Application Programming Interface)
An interface for letting a program communicate with another program. In web terms: An interface for letting web browsers or web servers communicate with other programs.

Banner Ad
A (most often graphic) advertisement placed on a web page, which acts as a hyperlink to an advertiser's web site.

The number of symbols per second sent over a channel.

Clickthrough Rate
The number of times visitors click on a hyperlink (or advertisement) on a page, as a percentage of the number of times the page has been displayed.

Information from a web server, stored on your computer by your web browser. The purpose of a cookie is to provide information about your visit to the website for use by the server during a later visit.

Web development software for most platforms (Linux, Unix, Solaris and Windows).

Dynamic IP
An IP address that changes each time you connect to the Internet.

A computer program for transferring (and reformatting) data between incompatible applications or networks.

The number of times a web object (page or picture) has been viewed or downloaded.

Trojan Horse
Computer program hidden in another computer program with the purpose of destroying software or collecting information about the use of the computer.

Addressing a web page or an e-mail with a false referrer. Like sending an e-mail from a false address.

Web Spider
A computer program that searches the Internet for web pages. Common web spiders are the one used by search engines like Google and AltaVista to index the web. Web spiders are also called web robots or wanderers.

A computer virus that can make copies of itself and spread to other computers over the Internet.

Exhaustive list of glossary is available

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