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  • Glossary Web technologies contain long lists of jargon and abbreviations that are used in documentation and ...
  • Glossary/404 A 404 is a Standard Response Code meaning that the server cannot find the requested resource.
  • Glossary/502 An HTTP error code meaning "Bad Gateway".
  • Glossary/Abstraction Abstraction in computer programming is a way to reduce complexity and allow efficient design and ...
  • Glossary/Accessibility Web Accessibility (A11Y) refers to best practices for keeping a website usable despite physical and ...
  • Glossary/Adobe_Flash Flash is an obsolescent technology developed by Adobe that makes possible rich Web apps, vector ...
  • Glossary/AJAX AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript And XML) is a programming practice of combining HTML, CSS, ...
  • Glossary/API An API (Application Programming Interface) is a set of features and rules allowing interaction ...
  • Glossary/Apple_Safari Safari is a Web browser developed by Apple and bundled with both OS X and iOS.
  • Glossary/Argument An argument is a value (primitive or object) passed as input to a function.
  • Glossary/ARPA .arpa (address and routing parameter area) is a top-level domain used for Internet infrastructure ...
  • Glossary/Arpanet The ARPAnet (advanced research projects agency network) was an early computer network, constructed ...
  • Glossary/array An array is an ordered collection of data (either primitive or object). Based on its place in the ...
  • Glossary/Asynchronous Asynchronous refers to a communication environment (like email) where each party receives and ...
  • Glossary/ATAG ATAG (Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines) is a W3C recommendation for building ...
  • Glossary/Attribute An attribute extends a tag, changing tag behavior or providing metadata. An attribute always has ...
  • Glossary/BiDi BiDi (BiDirectional) refers to a document containing both right-to-left and left-to-right text. ...
  • Glossary/Blink Blink is an open-source browser layout engine developed by Google as part of Chromium (and ...
  • Glossary/Block The term block can have several meanings depending on the context. It may refer to:
  • Glossary/Block/CSS A block on a webpage is an HTML element that appears underneath the preceding element and above the ...
  • Glossary/Block/Scripting In JavaScript, a block is a collection of related statements enclosed in braces ("{}"). For ...
  • Glossary/Boolean In computer science, a boolean is a logical data type that can have only the values true or false.
  • Glossary/Boot2Gecko Boot2Gecko (B2G) is the engineering codename for Firefox OS and refers to builds that haven't yet ...
  • Glossary/Browser A Web browser is a program that retrieves and displays pages from the Web, and lets users access ...
  • Glossary/Browsing_context A browsing context is the environment in which a browser displays a Document (normally a tab ...
  • Glossary/CalDAV CalDAV (Calendaring extensions to WebDAV) is a protocol standardized by the IETF and used ...
  • Glossary/Call_stack A call stack is a mechanism for an interpreter to keep track of its place in a script that calls ...
  • Glossary/Canvas The HTML canvas element provides an empty graphic zone on which specific JavaScript APIs can draw ...
  • Glossary/CardDAV CardDAV (vCard Extension to WebDAV) is a protocol standardized by the IETF and used to ...
  • Glossary/CDN A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a group of servers spread out over many locations. These ...
  • Glossary/Certificate_authority A certificate authority (CA) is an organization that signs digital certificates and their ...
  • Glossary/Certified Certified means that an application, content or data transmission has successfully undergone ...
  • Glossary/Character A character is either a symbol (letters, numbers, punctuation) or non-printing "control" (e.g., ...
  • Glossary/Chrome Not to be confused with Google Chrome, chrome is any visible aspect of a browser aside from the ...
  • Glossary/CIA CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability) (also called the CIA triad or AIC triad) is a model ...
  • Glossary/Cipher In cryptography, a cipher is an algorithm that can encode cleartext to make it unreadable, and to ...
  • Glossary/Ciphertext In cryptography, a ciphertext is a scrambled message that conveys information but is not legible ...
  • Glossary/Class In object-oriented programming, a class defines an object's characteristics. Class is a template ...
  • Glossary/Cleartext In cryptography, the cleartext is the original message legible by anyone.
  • Glossary/Closure The binding which defines the scope of execution. In JavaScript, functions create a closure context.
  • Glossary/CMS A CMS (Content Management System) is software that allows users to publish, organize, change, or ...
  • Glossary/Codec A codec (a derivative from " co der- dec oder") is a computer program that encodes or decodes a ...
  • Glossary/Compile Compiling is the process of transforming a computer program in a given programming language into ...
  • Glossary/Compile_time The compile time is the time from when the program is first loaded until the program is parsed.
  • Glossary/Constant A constant is a value that the programmer cannot change, for example numbers (1, 2, 42). With ...
  • Glossary/Constructor A constructor belongs to a particular class object that is instantiated. The constructor ...
  • Glossary/Content_type A MIME type (now properly called "media type", but also sometimes "content type") is a string sent ...
  • Glossary/Control_flow The control flow is the order in which the computer executes statements in a script.
  • Glossary/Copyleft Copyleft is a term, usually referring to a license, used to indicate that such license requires ...
  • Glossary/CORS It is insecure to allow a webpage to request any resources from any other domains without ...
  • Glossary/Crawler A web crawler is a program, often called a bot or robot, which systematically browses the Web to ...
  • Glossary/Cross-site_scripting Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a security exploit which allows an attacker to inject into a ...
  • Glossary/CRUD CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) is an acronym for ways one can operate on stored data. It is a ...
  • Glossary/Cryptanalysis Cryptanalysis is the branch of cryptography that studies how to break codes and cryptosystems. ...
  • Glossary/Cryptography Cryptography, or cryptology, is the science that studies how to encode and transmit messages ...
  • Glossary/CSRF CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery) is an attack that impersonates a trusted user and sends a website ...
  • Glossary/CSS CSS (Cascading StyleSheets) is a declarative language that controls how webpages look in the ...
  • Glossary/CSS_Selector A CSS selector is a pattern rule that matches style rules to a specific element (or elements). The ...
  • Glossary/Decryption In cryptography, decryption is the conversion of ciphertext into cleartext.
  • Glossary/Denial_of_Service DOS (Denial of service) is an attack on computers or networks that restricts or prevents legitimate ...
  • Glossary/DHTML DHTM L (Dynamic HTML) refers to the code behind interactive webpages that need no plugins like ...
  • Glossary/Digest A digest is a small value generated by a hash function from a whole message. Ideally, a digest is ...
  • Glossary/Digital_certificate A digital certificate is a data file that binds a publicly-known cryptographic key to an ...
  • Glossary/Distributed_Denial_of_Service A Distributed Denial-of-Dervice (DDoS) is an attack in which many compromised systems are made to ...
  • Glossary/DNS DNS (Domain Name System) translates easy-to-recall domain names to the numerical IP addresses ...
  • Glossary/Doctype !DOCTYPE informs the browser which version of HTML (or XML) you used to write the document. Doctype ...
  • Glossary/DOM The DOM (Document Object Model) is an API that represents and interacts with any HTML or XML ...
  • Glossary/Domain_name A domain name is a website's address on the Internet. Domain names are used in URLs to identify to ...
  • Glossary/DOS_attack DoS (Denial of Service) is a network attack that prevents legitimate use of server resources by ...
  • Glossary/DTD !DOCTYPE informs the browser which version of HTML (or XML) you used to write the document. Doctype ...
  • Glossary/Dynamic_typing Dynamically-typed languages are those (like JavaScript) where the interpreter assigns variables a ...
  • Glossary/ECMA Ecma International (formally European Computer Manufacturers Association) is a non-profit ...
  • Glossary/ECMAScript
  • Glossary/Element An element is a part of a webpage. In XML and HTML, an element may contain a data item or a chunk ...
  • Glossary/Empty_element An empty element is an element from HTML, SVG, or MathML that cannot have any child nodes ...
  • Glossary/Encapsulation Encapsulation is the packing of data and functions into one component (for example, a class) and ...
  • Glossary/Encryption In cryptography, encryption is the conversion of cleartext into a coded text or ciphertext. A ...
  • Glossary/Endianness "Endian" and "endianness" (or "byte-order") describe how computers organize the bytes that make up ...
  • Glossary/Engine The JavaScript engine is an interpreter that parses and executes a JavaScript program.
  • Glossary/Entity In HTML, every character can be represented by a string that begins with & and is called an entity. ...
  • Glossary/Exception A condition that interrupts normal code execution. Syntax errors are a very common source of ...
  • Glossary/Falsy A falsy value is a value that translates to false when evaluated in a Boolean context.
  • Glossary/Firefox_OS Firefox OS is Mozilla's mobile operating system, based on Linux and Firefox's powerful Gecko ...
  • Glossary/Forbidden_header_name A forbidden header name is an HTTP header name that cannot be modified programmatically.
  • Glossary/Forbidden_response_header_name A forbidden response header name is an HTTP header name (either ` Set-Cookie ` or ` Set-Cookie2 ...
  • Glossary/FTP FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the standard network protocol for transferring files from one host ...
  • Glossary/FTU FTU (First Time Use) is the app that loads when you run a newly-installed version of Gecko on a ...
  • Glossary/Function A function is a code snippet that can be called by other code or by itself, or a variable that ...
  • Glossary/Gaia The user interface and default application suite of the Firefox OS platform.
  • Glossary/Gecko Gecko is the layout engine developed by the Mozilla Project and used in many apps/devices, ...
  • Glossary/Git Git is a free, open-source, distributed Source Code Management (SCM) system. It facilitates ...
  • Glossary/Global_attribute Global attributes are attributes that can be used on all elements (though sometimes without effect ...
  • Glossary/Global_object An object that always exists in the global scope.  In most interpreters, this is the window host ...
  • Glossary/Global_scope The scope that is visible in all other scopes.
  • Glossary/Global_variable A variable in global scope, in other words, a property of the global object.
  • Glossary/Gonk Gonk is the lower-level operating system of Firefox OS and consists of a Linux kernel (based on the ...
  • Glossary/Google_Chrome Google Chrome is a free Web browser developed by Google. It's based on the Chromium open source ...
  • Glossary/GPL The (GNU) GPL (General Public License) is a copyleft free software license published by the Free ...
  • Glossary/Guard Guard is a feature of Headers objects (as defined in the Fetch spec, which affects whether methods ...
  • Glossary/Hash_function A hash function is a cryptographic primitive transforming a message of arbitrary size into a ...
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