A computer system that connects two incompatible
services such as a commercial online service and the Internet.
Graphical Interchange Format is a method
used to compress and transfer graphics images into digital information.
It is a commonly used graphics file format for image files on the
A simple and way to create "instant
animation". It will allow a limited form of sprite-based animation.
You can add a smaller image to a larger one and change its coordinates
in following images.
A play on the words "go for."
A text menu-based browsing service on the Internet. The user selects
an item on the menu and is led to either a file or another menu.
The predecessor to the World Wide Web.
Pictures or images, either scanned for online use or created with
graphics software. Graphic file formats include GIF, JPEG, BMP,
PCX, and TIFF.
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History - Search History
Available by using the combined keystrokes
CTRL + H, a more permanent record of sites you have visited. You
can set how many days your browser retains history.
Hit - A hit
An instance of someone (or something,
such as a Webcrawler robot indexing program) accessing a Web page.
The main page of hypertext-based information
for an individual or organization on the World Wide Web (WWW). It
is an introductory page within the web site that provides a navigational
system like a table of contents to view other pages within the site.
It is the first page that will appear when viewing a web site. It
is also know as the index page with the HTML programming community.
Computer that provides web-documents to clients or users. The company
or organization that maintains the computer on which a Web site
is stored. If you use a host service, also called local internet
service provider, it is common that your Web site address will have
the name of your server within the address itself.
See also: Server.
The DNS name for a single computer on
the Internet, e.g., www.yahoo.com.
Similar to a bookmark in Gopher or Netscape,
this list makes note of particular pages on the WWW that are accessed
when using the Mosaic browser.
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)
Hypertext Markup Language. A standardized language of computer code,
imbedded in "source" documents behind all Web documents,
containing the textual content, images, links to other documents
(hyperlinks), and formatting instructions for display on the screen.
When you view a Web page, you are looking at the product of this
code working behind the scenes in conjunction with your browser.
Browsers are programmed to interpret HTML for display.
HTML often imbeds within it other programming languages and applications
to deliver or access and execute virtually any program via the WWW.
You can see HTML in your browswer
by selecting the View pop-down menu tab, then "Document Source."
If you download a document as "Source," the file will
contain HTML mark-up codes and can be viewed in your browser.
Abbreviation for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol.
Often this is the initial sequence of letters in a web address.
HTTP is the standard for governing how Web browsers and Web servers
An icon, graphic, or word in a Web page
file that, when clicked with the mouse, will automatically open
another file for viewing. Hyperlinks, when clicked on, can dispaly
a new graphic, or perhaps start an animation sequence or go to a
different page in a Web site or to an entirely new Web site.
See Also: Hypertext
A system for storing information using
embedded references to other pages, sounds, and graphics used on
The text-based version of hypermedia. On the World Wide Web, the
feature, built into HTML, that allows a text area, image, or other
object to become a "link" (as if in a chain) that retrieves
another computer file (another Web page, image, sound file, or other
document) on the Internet. The range of possibilities is limited
by the ability of the computer retrieving the outside file to view,
play, or otherwise open the incoming file. It needs to have software
that can interact with the imported file. Many software capabilities
of this type are built into browsers or can be added as "plug-ins."
See Also: Hyperlink
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