Writing for the Web: A Primer for Librarians
by Eric H. Schnell
The element which contains all the information which is part of the document,
as opposed to information about the document itself, which is in the Head.
See: HEAD below
The Internet software client which is used to access
documents on the World-Wide Web.
The European Laboratory for Particle Physics, located near Geneva,
Switzerland. Where Tim Berners-Lee orginally conceived of the World-Wide
Web. For more information visit CERN.
The Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is a standard for interfacing external
applications with information servers, such as Web servers.
For more information, visit the CGI
A software program which is installed on the users computer. It allows
the user to utilize the function and the capabilities of their personal
computer, such as a mouse. Web clients are called browsers.
The element which contains information which applies to the whole document.
The Head does not contain any text. Text makes up the Body of the document.
See: BODY above.
The first Web document which a user accesses when starting their Web browser.
Also refers to the initial page of a World-Wide Web site.
Hypertext Markup Language. a subset of the publishing industries Standard
Generalized Markup Language (SGML). See: SGML below
Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The Internet protocol which computers communicate
on the Web.
A new programming language designed by Sun
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. Originally developed for encoding
media into electronic mail messages. The complete
description of MIME is also available.
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications is located at
the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. They are developed of various software products which are used on the
Internet today, including MOSAIC. For more information visit NCSA.
The Portable Document Format has been developed by the Adobe
Corporation and is in of itself a hypertext system.
Perl is an interpreted programming language which is
becoming very popular in Web site development. For more information visit the Perl Institute.
The Portable Network Graphics is a newer multimedia format being
developed and organized by the World Wide Web Consortium. A complete
technical description of PNG
SGML is defined in ISO 8879:1986 "Information Processing -- Text and Office
Systems -- Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). For more information
go to A Gentle Introduction to SGML.
Allows integration of media using only simple HTML-style markup tags.
For more information
go to SMIL.
The Virtual Reality Modeling Language. A language for describing virtual
worlds networked via the Internet and hyperlinked with the World Wide Web.
For more information visit the VRML
A mutimedia Internet search protocol which utilizes hypertext and graphics
to aid in navigation.
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