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The Web Content Style Guide: An Essential Reference for Online Writers, Editors, and Managers by Catherine O’Dowd, Rob Norton, Gerry McGovern

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W3

Another word for the World Wide Web.

W3C

Short for World Wide Web Consortium, an international consortium of commercial and educational institutions that seeks to promote common standards and interoperability on the Web. The W3C was founded in 1994 by Tim Berners-Lee, the original architect of the World Wide Web.

WAN

Stands for wide area network, a network that connects geographically separated areas.

WAP

Wireless Application Protocol, a technology standard that allows mobile/cell phone users to access limited Internet content. WAP was hugely hyped for its potential for mcommerce (mobile commerce), but it hasn’t yet lived up to its expectations. Because of small screens, poor technology, cost, and usability issues, very few ...

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