A set of classes and functions for performing a certain task, while hiding the underlying details.
Java GUI components implemented using platform-specific code, providing functionality common to all platforms.
See Also: Swing.
A compressed file format developed by Microsoft and used in many of their applications. Microsoft Internet Explorer, for example, can use CAB to download large Java applets from the Internet.
An open distributed object computing infrastructure being standardized by the OMG. CORBA automates many common network programming tasks such as object registration, location and activation etc. See http://www.omg.org
Microsoft's extension of their Component Object Model (COM) to support objects distributed across a network. DCOM has been submitted to the IETF as a draft standard. Since 1996, it has been part of Windows NT and is also available for Windows 95.
DocBook is a very popular set of tags for describing books, articles, and other prose documents, particularly technical documentation. DocBook is defined using the native DTD syntax of SGML and XML. Like HTML, DocBook is an example of a markup language defined in SGML/XML.
From the DOM spec [domlevel1]:
a platform- and language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content, structure and style of documents
A common method of transferring one or more files from one computer to another.
The interface to an application that the user sees, and which uses graphical elements such as buttons and menus for interaction.
A language used to describe WWW pages so that font size and color, hypertext links, nice backgrounds, graphics, and positioning can be specified and maintained.
The underlying system whereby Web documents are transferred over the Internet.
A global coalition of academic, commercial and government organizations, working together to define the Internet architecture for learning. IMS abbreviates Instructional Management Systems, which they have noted raises more questions than answers. So they prefer to be called just IMS. For more information, See http://www.imsproject.org/
A compressed bundle of Java classes, similar to ZIP files. It is used to distribute Java applications and their related files.
A standard package of extensions to the base Java libraries. The most significant part is called Swing.
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, i.e., The Royal Institute of Technology, located in Stockholm, Sweden.
A protocol for accessing on-line directory services. LDAP defines a relatively simple protocol for updating and searching directories running over TCP/IP. See RFC 1777.
As described in the MOF Spec [mofspec]:
A standard for accessing different database systems. An application can submit statements to ODBC using the ODBC flavor of SQL. ODBC then translates these to whatever flavor the database understands.
An API that allows a Web browser to use any Java Virtual Machine installed on the local harddisk instead of a built-in Virtual Machine.
As described on the OMG home page (http://www.omg.org), an organization that was formed
The predecessor of UML.
A URN scheme that defines a uniformly hierarchical name space. This URN scheme supports dynamic relocation and replication of resources. DNS technology is used to resolve a path into sets of equivalent baseURIs, and then one URI is resolved into the named resource. See [pathurnspec].
Part of the Java programming language library which enables a Java program running on one computer to access the objects and methods of another Java program running on a different computer.
A language for specifying, visualizing, constructing, and documenting the artifacts of software systems, as well as for business modeling and other non-software systems. It has been developed by the OMG. See [umlref] and the UML home page.
As described in [rfcuri], a URI is "a compact string of characters for identifying an abstract or physical resource".
As described in [rfcuri], the term URL refers to
the subset of URI that identify resources via a representation of their primary access mechanism (e.g., their network "location"), rather than identifying the resource by name or by some other attribute(s) of that resource.
A URI scheme which is under development by the IETF, which should provide for the resolution using Internet protocols of names which have a greater persistence than that currently associated with Internet host names or organisations (as used in URLs). Uniform Resource Names will be URI schemes that improve on URLs in reliability over time, including authenticity, replication, and high availability. See http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Addressing/Addressing.html
See Also: Path URN.
As described on the W3C home page (http://www.w3.org), the W3C was founded to "lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability."
A lightweight protocol to allow mobile phone users to use Internet services.