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Appendix A. Web Words Worth Knowing

This glossary defines important terms used in this book. To see where a term is used in the book, check the index.

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absolute address
anchor
animated GIF
attribute
blog
broadband
browser
bulleted list
cable modem
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
clickable image map
Common Gateway Interface script (CGI script)
definition list
DHTML (Dynamic HTML)
domain name
DSL
electronic mail (e‐mail)
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
firewall
form
freeware
Graphic Interchange Format (GIF)
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
hexadecimal
hit
home page
HTML 4.01
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
image map
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
Internet
Internet Protocol (IP)
Internet service provider (ISP)
intranet
Java
JavaScript
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
link
mirroring
multimedia
newsgroup
numbered list
online service
ordered list
page description language
pathname
plug‐in
protocol
QuickTime
QuickTime plug‐in
QuickTime VR
relative address
shareware
shrink‐wrapped software
site management
standard
Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)
syntax
system operator (sysop)
tag
text editor
thumbnail
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
transparent GIF
Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
unordered list
Web authoring
Web browser
Web client
Web page
Web publishing
Web server
Web site
word processor
World Wide Web (also known as the Web)

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