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- bulletin board
- Synonym for conference.
- A generic term for a bulletin board or asynchronous (not occuring at the same time) discussion area. Most ConferWeb conferences consist of a folder within which exist a main "Index" file, a number of discussion "Thread" files, and a set of support files. Each Thread is listed by name in the Index.
- conference manager
- Someone of modest web skills who knows the conference or guestbook password and is charged with deleting unwanted postings.
- ConferWeb's substitution tags.
- Short for "discussion forum". Synonym for conference.
- A single HTML file to which visitors to your site may add comments using a form. Works the same as a single discussion Thread.
- A central (HTML) listing of all Threads in a larger discussion context. The listing provides links to the threads.
- marker comments
- HTML comments(text starting with "<!--" and ending with "-->") that ConferWeb uses to structure the web page and guide or limit editing actions.
- substitution tags
- HTML "pseudo-tags" (they look like HTML, but they're not part of the W3C standards) used in ConferWeb template files. ConferWeb scans templates during operation, replacing these tags with context-appropriate content, sometimes based on user input, sometimes based on execution context.
- templates (.tmpl files)
- Read-only text files containing static text and HTML, plus replacable ConferTags. To process a posting, ConferWeb reads the appropriate template, replaces the ConferTags, and inserts or saves the results in the appropriate place.
- A topically oriented discussion consisting of an initial posting and any follow-up postings. Contained within a single HTML file, usually created and maintained by ConferWeb.
- Someone with access to the web server, who is able to place files in the cgi-bin folder, edit the HTML template files for conferences, etc.
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