SOA 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.

  • 80

    If you occasionally see a mysterious "80" on the name of a Web server that is handling your request for Web pages, this is a bit of technical stuff showing through when perhaps it shouldn't.

  • A

    aptent

    Aptent (pronounced AP-tehnt, compounded from 'application' and 'content') is the combination of computer program applications with textual and graphic content on the Internet.

  • B

    BEST (Business / Enterprise State Transfer)

    BEST (Business / Enterprise State Transfer) is an architectural approach for exchanging content with a Web site or Web services and is similar to REST or SOAP.

  • bevel

    In graphic design, bevel is a raised effect created by applying highlight and shadow colors to the inside and outside edges of the border of an image or text area in order to create the illusion that the image or text area has three dimensions.

  • BitPass

    BitPass is a micropayment service that facilitates online content access transactions by integrating the processes involved in buying and selling content, and making it practical to charge very small amounts of money.

  • 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.

  • bot (robot)

    A bot (short for "robot") is a program that operates as an agent for a user or another program or simulates a human activity.

  • brochureware

    Brochureware refers to Web sites or pages that are produced by taking an organization's printed brochure and translating it directly to the Web without regard for the possibilities of the new medium.

  • business service provider (BSP)

    A business service provider (BSP) is a company that rents third-party software application packages to their customers.

  • C

    chatterbot (chatbot)

    A chatterbot, also known as a chatbot or chat bot, is a program that attempts to simulate the conversation or "chatter" of a human being.

  • common gateway interface (CGI)

    Also see FastCGI. The common gateway interface (CGI) is a standard way for a Web server to pass a Web user's request to an application program and to receive data back to forward to the user.

  • crawler

    A crawler is a program that visits Web sites and reads their pages and other information in order to create entries for a search engine index.

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