Dietmar's Multimedia Acronyms


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W3C - World Wide Web Consortium

An organization sponsored by several companies to co-ordinate the further development of the WWW.

WAIS - Wide Area Information Server

WAIS allows to send requests to retrieval systems via Internet.

WAN - Wide Area Network

A computer network that is not, like a LAN, limited to a local area.

WB - WorkBench

The name of the GUI of the AmigaOS.

WWW/W3 - World Wide Web

The multimedia system of the Internet. It combines texts, pictures, animations, videos, sounds, modules...
The standard document format is HTML. The Internet protocol HTTP was designed for the WWW, but WWW clients also use other Internet services like FTP, Gopher, NNTP, E-Mail, Telnet and WAIS.

WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

This principle is used in DTP.

WYSIWYMG - What You See Is What You Might Get

This principle is used for HTML editors, because SGML applications only describe the markup, not the "make-up".

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Dietmar's Multimedia Acronyms    Dietmar Knoll (E-Mail) 1996-08-19, latest change: 2004-12-08 Valid HTML 3.2!  Dietmar's Multimedia Acronyms