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All  You Wanted To Know About Internet Language. 

A compilation of most used web terminologies.




Internet has today become a buzzword. It is the single most factor, which has changed the lives of human beings in the history of mankind. This new revolution has spread at a lightening speed that within a couple of decades, it has taken the whole world into its stride.

The evolution of Internet Technology, its universal acceptance by communities around the globe and subsequent commercialization within a short span of a few years is a classic example of what sustained investment and commitment to research & development can achieve. The success of Internet technology lies in its basic characteristics –

·        Ubiquitous.  (Available everywhere)

·        Open to everybody

·        Easy to use.

·        Inexpensive in comparison to other comparable technologies.

·        Flexible enough to handle a wide array of applications.

And lastly and most importantly,

·        Its Global reach.


Given below are some important terms we come across the Internet.


HTML  :  Hyper Text Markup Language is a Scripting Language


A huge “network of networks” that connects millions of computers across the globe
HTTP Hyper Text Transfer Protocol is an information transfer standard.
Hyper Links Clicking on these links loads another page, which is in related context to the first one.
WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
WWW World Wide Web is conceived as a seamless world where all information, from any source can be accessed in a consistent and simple way
FTP File Transfer Protocol is a cross platform tool for transferring files to and from computers anywhere on the internet.
Web Browser Also called Client is the most important web access software of the Internet. Eg. Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, Lynx, Mosaic.
URL Uniform Resource Locator describes the protocol needed to access a resource and point to each resource’s internet location.
Domain name The place for the web server in which the desired web page or other resources resides
Port Address This contains number (default for http: 80), which identifies a process address for a web session.
Directory Path The Page’s location in the web server’s file system.
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
ISP Internet Service Provider.
GIF Graphic Interchange Format
JPEG Joint Photographic Expert Group
PDF Portable Document Format


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