F - Definitions

  • F

    FAQ (frequently-asked questions)

    The FAQ (pronounced FAK) or list of "frequently-asked questions" (and answers) has become a feature of the Internet.

  • Fast Infoset (FI)

    Fast Infoset (FI) is a standard that can serve as an alternative to XML (Extensible Markup Language) document formatting... (Continued)

  • FastCGI

    FastCGI is a programming interface that can speed up Web applications that use the most popular way to have the Web server call an application, the common gateway interface (CGI).

  • FidoNet

    Started in 1984, FidoNet is a system for exchanging e-mail and discussion group and other files among users of over 30,000 bulletin board services.

  • Financial Services Markup Language (FSML)

    FSML (Financial Services Markup Language) is a data description language based on the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) that was developed to create financial documents for delivery over the Internet, including eCheck and their associated documentation.

  • finger

    Finger is a program that tells you the name associated with an e-mail address.

  • Firefox

    Firefox is a Web browser that is smaller, faster, and in some ways more secure than the Netscape browser from which much of its code was derived.

  • flamebait

    On the Internet, flamebait is a "posting" or note on a Web site discussion forum, an online bulletin board, a Usenet newsgroup, or other public forum that is intended to elicit the extremely strong responses characteristic of flaming and active public discussions.

  • foo (in software programming)

    Foo is a term used by developers as a placeholder when describing an idea or concept.

  • forward compatible

    Forward compatible describes a system that is designed in such a way that it fits with planned future versions of itself.

  • frames (web site)

    In creating a Web site, frames is the use of multiple, independently controllable sections on a Web presentation.

  • freemail

    Freemail is a service that provides free e-mail delivery to anyone in exchange for exposure to advertising on the site where you request your e-mail and, in some cases, for some personal information...(Continued)

  • FSP (full-service provider)

    On the Internet, an FSP (full-service provider) is an application service provider (ASP) that offers a wide range of Web-based information technology services to other companies - including the planning and creation of a Web presence, providing needed software applications, and hosting and maintaining the Web site.

  • fully qualified domain name (FQDN)

    A fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) is that portion of an Internet Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that fully identifies the server program that an Internet request is addressed to.

  • functionality

    In information technology, functionality (from Latin functio meaning "to perform") is the sum or any aspect of what a product, such as a software application or computing device, can do for a user.

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