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Management: Glossary

The meanings for some terms used on this subsite.

cache
Temporary store from which a server or browser serves copies of a site's pages and files to reduce internet and site traffic.
cache busting
Means of forcing the most recent version of a file to be used by adding extra text to the URLs for that version. Smallsite Design adds a timestamp.
cache poisoning
Technique used by nefarious hackers to create a false entry in a cache to serve their own page or file instead of a legitimate one for subsequent requests.
codec
Short for coder/decoder, which translates one format into another, typically for reducing media file sizes for transmission and storage in more compact forms with minimal loss of fidelity.
guest
User who can view all of a site, except the personal contact details of another user. They are only meant for viewing training or demonstration sites. If a guest with id of gu is created, their login password can be made publicly available for viewing the management pages. Only available if Guest mode is On in the Access section of the Settings page.
HTML
HyperText Markup Language. Special text interspersed with content that tells the browser how to structure and display the page.
jump
A sort of smart link that contains extra information to maintain the sequencing and privacy of the current session. Shown in a bold and sans-serif font for easy recognition compared to the plain serif font of a normal link. However, accessibility screen-readers will call them links. In navigation bars, all active items, whether links or jumps, are bold sans-serif.
manager
user able to view all pages, though only the current master manager can modify a subsite, category, article headers and introductions, subsite banners and themes, and create users and redirects.
master manager
manager who is able to modify critical parts of a site. There can be only one master manager at a time.
next locale
The locale that the current article will use if content for the current locale is not available, either at the article level or the current block element.
user
Person who has access to the non-public pages of a site. The three types are manager, writer and guest. Any users can be created, modified or removed by a master manager, though a manager or writer can modify their own details or remove themselves.
UTC
Rearranged acronym of Coordinated Universal Time. Time reference to which all timezones refer using an offset. Note that GMT is now the non-summer timezone for the UK.
writer
user who only has access to articles that the master manager has assigned to them for a task or to use as a source for that task.
XML
EXtensible Markup Language. Special text interpersed with information that defines a structure for that information.
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