- FTP. File Transfer Protocol. A way of
transferring files from one computer to another over the Internet
without altering their basic structure.
- HTTP. Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. A way
of transferring files form one computer to another over the
Internet and displaying them through a graphical browser (e.g., Netscape
or Microsoft Internet Explorer).
- A HREF. HTML code term technically meaning
"argument hypertext reference" but more or less meaning "a link."
- ISO-9660. A file naming convention that
can be read by DOS, Windows, UNIX, and MAC. Filenames are restricted
to alphanumeric characters and underscores, with up to eight
characters, a period, and another three characters (e.g.,
- RGB. A way of naming colors by their Red, Green,
and Blue values. Image manipulation programs, such as Photoshop,
name them by assigning
a value from 0 (none) to 255 (all) for red, blue, and green. These
colors -- mixing them together creates white. Four color printing,
on the other hand, uses CYMK (Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, Black) color, which
is "subtractive" -- adding them together creates black. Screen colors,
and thus Web colors, are additive, so we use RGB values.
- URL. This is short for Uniform Resource Locator.
It tells the browser what file to request, and what protocol to use
for transfer and display.
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A Handbook for Libraries and Other Non-Profit Organizations. ALA
Editions, 1998. Copyright © 1998, Adam Corson-Finnerty and Laura Blanchard,
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