Intermediate HTML Glossary

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This glossary is specifically limited to terms covered in the tutorial. If you are looking for a long, comprehensive list of term and definitions, you should consult the Beginner's Web Glossary.

Character entity
A code, delimited by the ampersand and semicolon characters, which refers to a character in the Web's base character set, ISO 8859-1 (Latin-1).
Common Gateway Interface (CGI)
A class of programming languages which may be used in conjunction with a Web server. A CGI program is used to process the data from an HTML form, for example.
An HTML document which presents the user with a series of interactive inputs.
HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
The basis of the World Wide Web, and what the tutorial is intended to teach. HTML is a Document Type Definition (DTD), or subset, of the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML).
The common name of the International Standards Organization 8859-1 National Character Set, which includes characters in use in Europe and Latin America. Also referred to as Latin Alphabet No.1.
A common UNIX-based mail program.
The Uniform Resource Locator is a "standard" way of easily expressing the location and data type of a resource. The general form of a URL is "protocol://address" (for example, "gopher://"). You can read more about it at NCSA.
Line feeds, carriage returns, spaces, and anything else which is definable content but not a visible character.

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