Glossary of Internet Terms

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(last updated 22 October 2012)


 

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X.25
An international standard for packet switching, typically used with older telephone networks for data communications. See frame relay .
X.500
A directory access protocol to enable a common standard for directories of information over a network. It has never caught on as well as its designers intended. See LDAP.
<X-DELPHI>
A special HTML tag for internal Delphi Forums forum promotions. It will display promotions a Forum host sets up in the Forum Control Center via the Promote menu. The promotions will display in web pages, Message Board welcome screens, and messages where the tag and accompanying HTML code are placed. See Promotions on Delphi for the details.
xDSL
See DSL.
XHTMLtm
eXtensible HyperText Markup Language. HTML re-written as an application of the XML language. See the W3C Working Draft: Building XHTML Modules
XML
Acronym for eXtensible Markup Language. A richer subset of SGML than HTML. It is a next step in the evolution of web data formats beyond HTML. See the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) XML Page.
xmodem
An early form of file transmission for dialup and telnet connections. It is slower and uses smaller blocks of data (128 bits) than ymodem and zmodem.
XSL
Acronym for eXtensible Stylesheet Language, a style sheet companion to XML.

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