eSource Technology - design
In web terms: the same as e-mail.
See e-mail server.
Same as Megabyte. 10MB
is ten megabytes.
1024 kilobytes. Commonly rounded
down to one million bytes.
Data that describes other data. (See
also Meta Tags).
The method of searching for meta data in
Tags inserted into documents to describe
Learn more about meta tags in our HTML
MIDI (Musical Instrument
A standard protocol for communication between
computers and musical instruments.
Learn more about MIDI in our Media
Internet Mail Extensions)
An Internet standard for defining document
types. MIME type examples: text/plain,
text/html, image/gif, image/jpg.
Learn more about MIME types in
our Media tutorial
Document types defined by MIME.
Hardware equipment to connect a computer
to a telephone network Typically used to
connect to the Internet via a telephone
The first commonly available web browser.
Mosaic was released in 1993 and started
the popularity of the web.
A codec for computer video developed by
Apple. Common file extension for QuickTime
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio
An audio compression format specially designed
for easy download over the Internet.
An file containing audio compressed with
MP3. Most often a music track.
MPEG (Moving Picture
An ISO standard codec for computer
audio and video.
Common file extension for MPEG
Disk Operating System)
A general disk based computer operating
system (See OS). Originally developed
by Microsoft for IBM computers, then developed
by Microsoft as a basis for the first versions
In web terms: A presentation combining text
with pictures, video, or sound.
Free open source database
software often used on the web.