Short for Wide Area Information Server.
An internet search service that locates documents containing a keyword
Stands for Wide Area Network. A network
of computers that covers a large geographical distance.
Pronounced "wave," this is the Windows standard for waveform
sound files. WAV files predictably have the extension .wav.
A program that provides in interface,
either text-based or graphical, to the World Wide Web Browsers allow
users to download pages at different sites either by clicking hyperlinks
or by entering a Web page's address.
A computer where a Web page resides. The
computer can be dedicated, meaning it is only used as a server,
or non-dedicated, meaning it can be used for basic computing and
An Internet database that provides information
on a person or an organization.
Different word endings (such as -ing,
-s, es, -ism, -ist, etc.) will be retrieved only if you
allow for them in your search terms.
Stands for World Wide Web. An Internet
service that organizes information using a hypertext and hypermedia
system of linking documents, FTP sites, gopher sites, WAIS, and
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
The group that is steering standards development for the World Wide
Web. The W3C exists to realize the full potential of the web. The
Consortium is run in the United States by MIT Laboratory for Computer
Science and in Europe by INRIA, in collaboration with CERN where
the web originated.
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A variant of HTML. Stands for Extensible
Hypertext Markup Language is a hybrid between HTML and XML that
is more universally acceptable in Web pages and search engines than
Extensible Markup Language. XML is very
useful for pages emerging from databases and other applications
where parts of the page are standardized and must reappear many
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