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Web Apps. Vocab

Understanding Web Applications vocab March 2014 Int. Prog.

Web page a document that is served over the World Wide Web and can be displayed by a Web browser.
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) the common underlying communication protocol language used by the World Wide Web.
URL (Uniform Resource Locator) these are used to uniquely identify and address each resource on the Internet; basically a Web address.
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) the language used by Web servers and browsers to describe a Web page.
CSS (Cascading style sheets) these enable you to store a Web page's style and formatting information separate from the HTML code.
JavaScript a client-side scripting language that runs inside Web browsers to help create far more interactive Web pages than are possible with only HTML.
Client-side refers to programs that execute completely on a user’s local computer.
Server-side refers to programs that are executed completely on a server and make use of the server’s computational resources.
ASP.NET the part of the .NET Framework that enables you to develop programmable Web forms and Web services.
Postback when processing information in a contact form is submitted and reloads the page
State management the process of maintaining state for a Web page across round-trips.
Client side state management this uses HTML code and the capabilities of the Web browser to store state information on the client computer.
Query strings a state is maintained by putting the data as a set of key-value pairs in the query string portion of a page URL.
Cookies small packets of information that are stored by a Web browser locally on the user’s computer.
Hidden fields contains information that is not displayed on a Web page but is still part of the page’s HTML code.
ViewState the mechanism ASP.NET uses to maintain the state of controls across page postbacks.
Session state an ASP.NET application's way of identifying individual session through cookies or a distinct URL
Application state used to store data that is used throughout an application.
Web hosting
Internet Information Services (IIS)
Web site
Virtual directory
Web services
Simple object access protocol
Web services description language
Created by: a.holmes