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a collection of document, image, video, and sound files that can be linked and accessed over the Internet using a protocol called HTTP


a way of organizing a collection of docs by assigning an address to each and providing a way to link from one address to another.

Web site

contains a collection of related information organized and formatted so it can be accessed using software called a browser


similar to podcasting, but with video instead of audio files

Web server

an internet-based computer that accepts requests from browsers

Web page

the product or output of one or more Web-based files displayed in a format similar to a page in a book

Web browser

client software that displays Web page elements and handles links between pages


every web page's unique address


a set of specifications fro creating documents that browser can display as a web page

markup language

Called HTML because authors mark up documents by inserting special instructions

HTML tags

specify how the document should appear when displayed on a computer screen or printed


a small chunk of data generated by a Web server and stored in a text file on your computer's hard disk

HTML script

can be embedded directly into the text of an HTML doc or in a file referenced from an HTML doc

Java applet

an application written in the Java programming language

digital certificate

an electronic attachment to a file that verifies the identity of its source

Keyword stuffing

an unethical practice in which meta keywords are manipulated to gain high relevancy rankings


Business to Consumer, in which individual consumers purchase goods and services from online merchants


Consumer to consumer, another popular e-commerce model, in which consumers sell to each other at popular online auctions


Business to Business, e-commerce involves one enterprise buying goods or services from another enterprise


Business to Government, e-commerce aims to help businesses sell to governments

online auction

the electronic equivalent to good old-fashioned yard sales, rummage sales, and auctions

secure connection

encrypts the data transmitted between your computer and a Web site

person-to-person payment

offers an alternative to credit cards


online jargon for internet etiquette

flash cookie

the flash equivalent of a conventional web cookie


a type of security software designed to identify and neutralize web bugs, ad-serving cookies, and other spyware


unwanted electronic junk mail about medical products, low-cost loans, and fake software upgrades that arrives in your mailbox


an email based scam that's designed to persuade you to reveal confidential information such as your bank account number or social security number


an exploit that redirects users to fake sites by "poisoning" a domain name server with a false IP address

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