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Lesson 4 Vocabulary

Ericka Appana

TermDefinition
Rendering Engine The part of the browser responsible for reading the Web page and presenting it to an end user. Its also called a layout engine. Example: Apple's Safari
Interpreter The part of the browser responsible for reading and processing programming language.A browser often has several interpreters set by default. Example: JavaScript
Sandbox A programming method that isolates a particular application or process.
Thread An instruction from a running application that executes a particular task. When it is running you have to wait till its done, and most browsers are single- threaded.
Window The screen that contains the Web page you are viewing.
Tab Another instance of a browser window within a browser
Cache Web page cookies and related data stored locally on the hard drive, unless the browser's privacy mode has been invoked.
Supplements Often called plug- ins, add- ons, or helper applications. Example: Adobe Flash
Network Programming Code that controls how the browser access a network.
Download Controls Settings that determine how the the Web browser will process downloads.
Plug- In An application that adds extra capabilities to your Web browser, such as the ability to view movies or Flash animations. Plug- ins are easy to install and integrate seamlessly into the main HTML file that you are viewing in your browser window.
Absolute URL A URL that gives full path to a resource.
Home Page The first Web page that displays when you access a domain.
Wizard A tool that assists users of an application in creating documents and/or databases based on styles and templates. Also a tool that guides users step-bystep through a software installation process.
Cookie A text file that contains information sent between a server and a client to help maintain state and track user activities. Cookies can reside in memory or on a hard drive.
Greenfield An approach in which a project lacks any constraints imposed by prior development.
Pop- Up Windows A small browser window that appears in front of the browser window you are viewing.
Pop- Under Windows A small browser window that appears behind the browser window you are viewing.
Relative URL A URL that gives an abbreviated path to a resource using the current page as a starting position.
Deep URL A URL that includes a path past the domain into the folder structure of a Web site.
Uniform Resource Locator A text string that specifies an Internet address and the method by which the address can be accessed.
Uniform Resource Identifier A standardized method of referring to a resource using a text string.
Created by: ericka13