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document, image, sound, file, etc.
Gopher is useful for an Internet user who is faced with the question "Is there
anything on the Internet that is useful for me?" It allows the user to see
information on the Internet as if they were all on his/her own computer. That is,
from the menus displayed by gopher, the user can select and display the desired
information without having to type the address of the computer on which the
information is located or without having to remotely log in to that computer.
Gopher automatically does all this for the user in the background. Archie
Archie is a keyword-based search tool that allows files, stored at anonymous sites
of the Internet, to be searched either by their names or by their contents. You tell
archie to search for something by typing a "keyword". In case of a "name search",
the keyword is a filename or part of a filename you are looking for. As a result of
this search, archie will display a listing of FTP site addresses that have filenames
that contain the indicated keyword. The filenames containing the indicated
keyword are also displayed for each such FTP site. On the other hand, in case of a
"content search", the keyword is a word or phrase that you are looking for as data
in files. As a result of this search, archie will display a listing of FTP site addresses
and the filenames of the files that contain the indicated keyword as file data.
World Wide Web
The World Wide Web (called WWW or W3 in short) is the most popular and
promising method of accessing the Internet. The main reason for its popularity is
the use of a concept called hypertext. Hypertext is a new way of information
storage and retrieval that enables authors to structure information in novel ways.
An effectively designed hypertext document can help users rapidly locate the
desired type of information from the vast amount of information on the Internet.
Hypertext documents enable this by using a series of links. A link can be shown
on the screen in multiple ways such as a labeled button, highlig...
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This document was uploaded on 04/07/2014.
- Spring '14