Unit 3 Vocabulary

Lesson 7


Attribute- An addition to an HTML tag that is used to modify its properties.

Container Tags- tags that work in pairs usually with some other text or HTML in between.

Document type declaration (DTD)- tells the browser what type of document to expect.

Empty Tags- HTML tags that do not contain text.

HTML- Hypertext markup language which consists of tags or codes that can be used in a web page to designate attributes of a section of text.

Hypertext- An organization of units of information that can be connected with links.

Ordered list- each item has a number instead of a bullet by it.

Source code- or HTML source code, It’s the source of what is eventually displayed on the screen.

Tags- codes that work behind the scenes to build what a user eventually sees on a Web page.

Unordered list- good for listing items whose order is not important

Value- specifies that the paragraph be aligned in the center of the page.

Lesson 8


Absolute URL- is one in which the protocol and the Web server name is used.

External link- links to documents that reside on Web sites other than the one you are creating.

Hyperlink- links to other Web pages.

Internal link- links that are used to navigate between the pages of one site.

Intrapage link- a link within one Web page.

Link- a pointer to a document or file somewhere on the web.

Relative URL- one in which the document being linked to is described relative to another location.

Thumbnail-a small image representation of a larger image.

Lesson 9

Cell- The area created by the intersection of a row and a column.

Container- Define which Web page to be used as the navigation bar and which web page is to be used as a main window.

Frameset- The name given to a group of frames that act together to make up one Web page.

Nested- To open a new tag before closing the first one.

Lesson 10

Button- a form element on which a user can click to trigger an event such as the clearing or submission of a form.

Check Box- a form element that allows users to check more than one option from a group of items for a given question.

Form- an element on a Web page that is used to collect data from a Web site user.

Hidden Field- a form element that allows information to be passed from the form to the ACTION page without being displayed on the Web page.

Label- A written description next to a form element that tells the user what kind of information is expected in the element.

Password field- A form element used to enter passwords.

Pull-down menu- A form element that allows many options to be compressed on the screen.

Query string- The information that gets passed after the question mark in a URL.

Radio button- a form element that allows many options but you choose only one.

Text area- a form element that allows a user to type in large quantities of information.

Text box- a box into which the user can key text.