Hypertext Transfer Protocol
This is the set of standards, the
language, that allows computer users to access the World Wide Web. HTTP:// is
the command that tells the browser that the document found at this address is
HTTP-compatible, and to display it in HTTP format. Hypertext is more than just
plain text. A document that contains links to other documents and allows the
user to move easily from one related document to another.
The search engine is a web-based program that allows users to
search and retrieve specific information from the World Wide Web. The search
engine relies on automated programs known as spiders or robots to index sites
according to keywords. The user types a word or phrase, also called a query,
into a search box. A metasearch engine will search more than one site for your
query. Go to the Search Engines link in the Virtual Library. Recommended engines
are Google and Dogpile.
Subject directories are maintained by human editors
instead of computer automated programs. Subject directories like Yahoo, Alta
vista or HotBot are good starting places in your research.
Internet searches are more successful when a combined search
is conducted using Boolean logic. A combined search is a command search that
combines two or more terms using “operators” such as “AND”, “OR, “AND NOT” and
sometimes “NEAR” . For more information on Boolean logic, click to the following
The web home page is the page that the web browser displays
every time the browser is opened.
If you are interested in learning more
about creating interesting and easy web pages, click to Dave Lindsay’s web page,
a young student web master from Calgary who published his first book when he was
14, Dave’s Quick ‘n’ Easy Web Pages.
Brian Jacques’, site “Redwall
Abbey: Home of the Redwall Club” to find out more about Dave’s book.
A hyperlink is a connection found in web pages and other electronic
documents (CD-ROM etc.) that, when clicked with a mouse, it automatically opens
a file or web page in your web browser. A hyperlink may be a word, icon, or
graphic. A text hyperlink is often displayed in a different colour and
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