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access control

From Glossary of "Weaving the Web" (1999-07-23) | Glossary for this source

The ability to selectively control who can get at or manipulate information in, for example, a Web server.
access control

From Web Services Glossary (2004-02-11) | Glossary for this source

Protection of resources against unauthorized access; a process by which use of resources is regulated according to a security policy and is permitted by only authorized system entities according to that policy. [RFC 2828]

access control information

From Web Services Glossary (2004-02-11) | Glossary for this source

  1. Any information used for access control purposes, including contextual information. [X.812]

  2. Contextual information might include source IP address, encryption strength, the type of operation being requested, time of day, etc. Portions of access control information may be specific to the request itself, some may be associated with the connection via which the request is transmitted, and others (for example, time of day) may be "environmental". [RFC 2829]

configure, control

From User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (2002-12-17) | Glossary for this source

In the context of this document, the verbs "to control" and "to configure" share in common the idea of governance such as a user may exercise over interface layout, user agent behavior, rendering style, and other parameters required by this document. Generally, the difference in the terms centers on the idea of persistence. When a user makes a change by "controlling" a setting, that change usually does not persist beyond that user session. On the other hand, when a user "configures" a setting, that setting typically persists into later user sessions. Furthermore, the term "control" typically means that the change can be made easily (such as through a keyboard shortcut) and that the results of the change occur immediately. The term "configure" typically means that making the change requires more time and effort (such as making the change via a series of menus leading to a dialog box, or via style sheets or scripts). The results of "configuration" might not take effect immediately (e.g., due to time spent reinitializing the system, initiating a new session, or rebooting the system). In order to be able to configure and control the user agent, the user needs to be able to "write" as well as "read" values for these parameters. Configuration settings may be stored in a profile. The range and granularity of the changes that can be controlled or configured by the user may depend on limitations of the operating environment or hardware.Both configuration and control can apply at different "levels": across Web resources (i.e., at the user agent level, or inherited from the operating environment), to the entirety of a Web resource, or to components of a Web resource (e.g., on a per-element basis).A global configuration is one that applies across elements of the same Web resource, as well as across Web resources.User agents may allow users to choose configurations based on various parameters, such as hardware capabilities or natural language preferences.Note: In this document, the noun "control" refers to a user interface control.

From Web Services Glossary (2004-02-11) | Glossary for this source

To cause a desired change in state. Management systems may control the life cycle of manageable Web services or information flow such as messages.

control item

From Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) Version 2.0 (2004-03-16) | Glossary for this source

A form item whose purpose is either to contain a block of procedural logics (<block>) or to allow initial prompts for a mixed initiative dialog (<initial>).
form control

From XForms 1.0 (2003-10-14) | Glossary for this source

An XForms user interface control that serves as a point of user interaction.

service provider (Data controller, legal entity)

From The Platform for Privacy Preferences 1.0 (P3P1.0) Specification (2002-04-16) | Glossary for this source

The person or legal entity which offers information, products or services from a Web site, collects information, and is responsible for the representations made in a practice statement.
TCP (Transmission control protocol)

From Glossary of "Weaving the Web" (1999-07-23) | Glossary for this source

A computer protocol that allows one computer to send the other a continuous stream of information by breaking it into packets and reassembling it at the other end, resending any packets that get lost in the Internet. TCP uses IP to send the packets, and the two together are referred to as TCP/IP.
user control of every user interface component

From User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (2002-12-17) | Glossary for this source

This document distinguishes user interface features that are part of the user agent user interface and those that are part of content. Some checkpoints (e.g., those in guideline 5) require user control over rendering and behavior that is driven by content only. This document does not always explicitly require the same control over features of the user agent user interface. Nevertheless, this document (see checkpoint 7.3) does require user agents to follow software usability guidelines. The UAWG expects such usability guidelines to include requirements for user control over user interface behavior.Note: It is more difficult for users to distinguish content from user interface when both are rendered as sound in one temporal dimension, than it is when both are rendered visually in two spatial dimensions. Thus, the UAWG encourages developers of user agents that include audio output or synthesized speech output to apply the requirements of this document to both content and user agent components.

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