is a graphic, usually a small one, that represents something, usually
a file on the hard drive. Icons can also represent directories,
folders, or devices.
(I seek you) - This was one of the first
and most popular instant messaging clients.
Instant Messenger - Think of a limited
instant email system.
A picture or illustration, also called
graphic. Formats include JPEG, BMP, PCX, and TIFF. An inline image
is mixed with text and displayed surrounded by text.
Images which have specified areas hyperlinked
to some other page or service. An image with a number of different
links associated with it. Clicks on different portions of the image
go to different links. All browsers that can display images support
server-side imagemaps; newer browsers also support client-side imagemaps,
which resolve more quickly and can provide more feedback to the
This refers to the process of pulling data into a program.
A HTML form tag allowing the user to enter data.
The worldwide, interconnected network
of computers connected by TCP/IP and other internetworking protocols.
Internet address (a.k.a. IP address)
Internet Protocol number or address. A
unique number consisting of 4 parts separated by dots, (e.g. 184.108.40.206)
Every machine that is on the Internet has a unique IP address. If
a machine does not have an IP number, it is not really on the Internet.
Most machines also have one or more Domain Names that are easier
for people to remember.
Microsoft's free Worldwide Web browser
for Microsoft Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT, and Macintosh. Internet
Explorer is the main rival to Netscape Navigator (which runs on
many more platforms). Both support the same core features and offer
Local network of computers using TCP/IP
as the standard communications protocol. Usually an Intranet features
some sort of HTML content that you can use a browser to look at.
Think of it as a mini, private Internet.
Abbreviation for Internet Protocol. A
protocol that ensures data goes where it is supposed to go on the
Abbreviation for Internet Relay Chat.
An Internet service accessed through software programs that features
real-time communication on channels devoted to specific topics.
ISP - Internet Service Provider
A company that sells Internet connections via modem (examples: aol,
CompuServe, Earthlink, Mindspring - thousands of ISPs to choose
from). They can also offer faster, more expensive Internet connectivity
via cable, DSL, ISDN, or web-TV.
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A network-oriented programming language
that is specifically designed for writing programs that can be safely
downloaded to your computer through the Internet and immediately
run without fear of viruses or other harm to our computer or files.
As an Internet tool, the features it allows make Web sites more
interactive and attractive. Using small Java programs (called "Applets"),
Web pages can include functions such as animations, calculators,
and other fancy tricks.
is intimately tied to the Worldwide Web, and currently runs in only
three environments - as a server-side scripting language, as an
embedded language in server-parsed HTML, and as an embedded language
run in browsers. Its functionality is currently limited, being aimed
primarily at enhanced forms, simple web database front-ends and
products supported it. Microsoft now supports it, but as a "work-a-like"
called JScript. The resulting inconsistencies make it difficult
and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Java Server Page (JSP)
This is a specification that uses Java
Servlets run on the webserver to generate Web pages that feature
dynamic content. JSP is freely available and a competitor to Microsoft's
JPEG - Joint Photographics Experts Group
(pronounced jay-peg). A color image graphics compression format
in which a compression method is used and some data is sacrificed
to achieve greater compression. The compression format looks for
large bodies of color in a picture and throws away big chuncks of
this redundant information to compress the data and make it transfer
faster on the net.
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