First generation Web services standards Definitions

  • #

    .shtml

    A Web file with the suffix of ".shtml" (rather than the usual ".htm") indicates a file that includes some information that will be added "on the fly" by the server before it is sent to you.

  • 216-color browser-safe palette

    Go directly to the 216-color browser-safe palette table 136 browser colors with names When specifying colors for Web page backgrounds, fonts, and other elements for 256-color displays (the most common display capability), you will probably want to choose from the 216 colors that look the same on both PC and Mac operating systems.

  • 3-D browser

    A 3-D browser is a Web browser that allows the viewer to view and interact with six Web pages at a time by creating a virtual room on the viewer's screen.

  • B

    blogosphere

    Blogosphere is a term some writers have used to describe the grassroots and interactive journalism made possible by participants in blogs (logs or journals maintained on the Internet) and the symbiotic relationship between bloggers and traditional journalists.

  • D

    DAML (DARPA Agent Markup Language)

    DAML (DARPA Agent Markup Language) is a markup language for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) that is based on the Extensible Markup Language (XML).

  • F

    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.

  • I

    Internet time

    Internet time is the concept that events occur at a faster rate on the Internet than elsewhere or that, everywhere, the Internet is affecting the pace of change.

  • M

    MathML

    MathML is an application of XML (Extensible Markup Language) designed to facilitate the use of mathematical expressions in Web pages.

  • message-driven processing

    Message-driven processing is an approach used within the client/server computing model in which a client (for example, your Web browser) sends a service request in the form of a specially-formatted message to a program that acts as a request broker, handling messages from many clients intended for many different server applications.

  • MQSeries

    MQSeries is an IBM software family whose components are used to tie together other software applications so that they can work together.

  • N

    namespace

    In general, a namespace uniquely identifies a set of names so that there is no ambiguity when objects having different origins but the same names are mixed together.

  • P

    PatriotGrid

    PatriotGrid is a group of distributed computing projects whose goal is to identify new leads for vaccines or cures for agents known to be potential bioterrorism weapons.

  • Personal Web Server (PWS)

    PWS, an abbreviation for Personal Web Server, is Microsoft's version of a Web server program for individual PC users who want to share Web pages and other files from their hard drive.

  • PNG (Portable Network Graphics)

    PNG (pronounced ping as in ping-pong; for Portable Network Graphics) is a file format for image compression that, in time, is expected to replace the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) that is widely used on today's Internet.

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