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:: E ::

Abbreviation for electronic mail. A letter or memo sent to a person or group electronically on the Internet.

E-mail address
A user's electronic mailbox name or address, needed for linking the sender of e-mail and the recipient.

Engine (Search Engine)
Software used by search services.

The term Ethernet refers to the family of local-area network (LAN) products covered by the IEEE 802.3 standard that defines what is commonly known as the CSMA/CD protocol. Three data rates are currently defined for operation over optical fiber and twisted-pair cables:

  • 10 Mbps—10Base-T Ethernet
  • 100 Mbps—Fast Ethernet
  • 1000 Mbps—Gigabit Ethernet
  • The following excerpt from (Jupitermedia Corporation , 2004), explains the "Ethernet":

    "A local-area network (LAN) architecture developed by Xerox Corporation in cooperation with DEC and Intel in 1976. Ethernet uses a bus or star topology and supports data transfer rates of 10 Mbps. The Ethernet specification served as the basis for the IEEE 802.3 standard, which specifies the physical and lower software layers. Ethernet uses the CSMA/CD access method to handle simultaneous demands. It is one of the most widely implemented LAN standards.

    A newer version of Ethernet, called 100Base-T (or Fast Ethernet), supports data transfer rates of 100 Mbps. And the newest version, Gigabit Ethernet supports data rates of 1 gigabit (1,000 megabits) per second. "

    Extension or File Extension
    In Windows, DOS and some other operating systems, one or several letters at the end of a filename. Filename extensions usually follow a period (dot) and indicate the type of file. For example, this.txt denotes a plain text file, that.htm or that.html denotes an HTML file. Some common image extensions are picture.jpg or picture.jpeg or picture.bmp or picture.gif.

    See File Extension.

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    :: F ::

    Abbreviation for Frequently Asked Questions. A document (often a hypertext document) containing common questions and answers for a particular website or topic.

    Field Searching
    Ability to limit a search by requiring word or phrase to appear in a specific field of documents.

    File Extension
    DOS, Windows, and to a lesser extent UNIX and Linux use the last three characters of a filename, after a period, to signify what type of file a file is - such as text, movie, sound, etc. Examples are: .exe (executable file), .bat (batch file), .wav (wave sound file), .txt (text file).

    Searches for word(s) keyed in document in screen only. Useful to locate a term in a long document. Can be invoked by the keyboard command, Ctrl+F.

    A set of characters in the same face. For example, Times Roman is a typeface, italic Times Roman is a font; bold Times Roman is a different font. While font selection is typically considered very important to graphic design, browser users can override the default font when displaying a web page. Also, graphic designers for the web have no way of knowing what fonts browser users have on their machines, though some fonts (Times Roman, Courier and Helvetica) are fairly standard across platforms.

    Web page elements used to gather information from a user visiting a site. Forms can have a variety of different input methods such as text input, check boxes, radio buttons, and drop-down lists. A "Submit" button is found at the end of a form to allow you to send the entered information to a CGI program or translation application for processing.

    A format for web documents that divides the screen into segments, each with a scroll bar as if it were as "window" within the window. Usually, selecting a category of documents in one frame shows the contents of the category in another frame. To go BACK in a frame, position the cursor in the frame an press the right mouse button, and select "Back in frame" (or Forward). You can adjust frame dimensions by positioning the cursor over the border between frames and dragging the border up/down or right/left holding the mouse button down over the border.

    Software that is available free of charge for personal use.

    A software program developed by Microsoft for Web site creation and management. It gives you everything you need to create and manage a Web site. FrontPage extensions are server-side applications that allow users to publish directly to their Web server from a PC. Users can publish from anywhere in the world, via the Net.

    FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
    An Internet tool/software utility which allows you to transfer files between two computers that are connected to the Internet. Anonymous FTP allows you to connect to remote computers and to transfer publicly available computer files or programs.

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