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Lesson 2 - The Internet and the World Wide Web
Terms in this set (17)
Space in a window that displays the name of the open folder or object.
Software program that provides a graphical interface for the Internet.
Unique name that identifies an Internet site.
Main page or index page of a Web site.
Computer to which other computers are connected so that the host can manage time-intensive computing tasks.
Node where a host processor is located.
Object on a Web page that, when clicked, takes you to another location on the same Web page or to another Web page.
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
Text-based program used to create documents to display in a browser; a series of tags that are integrated into a text document and describe how the text should be formatted.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
A communication protocol used to connect to servers on the World Wide Web. The primary function of HTTP is to establish a connection with a Web server and transmit HTML pages to the user's browser.
Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides an Internet connection.
online service provider (OSP)
Entity that provides a service online.
Agreed-upon format for transmitting data between two devices.
Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Protocol used by LANs and WANs that has been adopted as a standard to connect hosts on the Internet.
Uniform Resource Locator
Address for a resource or site on the World Wide Web. Browsers use this address to locate files and other remote services.
Phrase coined in 2004, used to describe Web sites where users can modify the content.
Document written in HTML that can be accessed on the Internet. Every Web page has a unique address called a URL.
World Wide Web
Network of servers linked together by a common protocol, allowing access to millions of hypertext resources.