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HTML
hypertext markup language. This is the "code" used in writing Web pages. HTML is meant to describe WHAT an element on the page is not how it should look.
Server
A computer and program that will deliver files to a client on request.
Client
A computer and program that will ask for files from a server and render them for a human.
HTTP
Hypertext Transfer Protocol. This is the machine commands used to move Web pages between the client and the server.
CSS
Cascading Style Sheets. These are the commands used to define how an element on the screen should look.
Java
A programming language developed by SUN Microsystems. It is commonly used in Web programming because of its versatility.
CGI
Common Gateway Interface. This is a standard for programs to obtain information from servers.
WWW
The World Wide Web.
The World Wide Web is the only thing I know of whose shortened form takes three times longer to say than its long form. Douglas Adams, The Independent on Sunday, 1999
URI
uniform resource identifier. This is a string that identifies a particular Web resource. It is the target of an HTML link.
W3C
The World Wide Web Consortium. Their mission: TO lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing proptplcs and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web. They determine most of the protocols for the Web.
WYSIWYG
Acronym for What You See Is What You Get.
FTP
File Transfer Protocol. This allows files to be moved between two computers.

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