A link is a bit of highlighted text on a web page that connects to another web page or file. Clicking the link sends your browser in search of the address attached to the text. That address can refer to another place on the same page, another page within the same site, or just about anywhere on the internet. If you could peel back the text of the link to Webmonkey and view the HTML underneath, you’d see:
If you clicked on the text of the link, you would be taken to that URL.
Defined in 1992 by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), multipurpose internet mail extensions, or MIME types, are a specification for formatting non-ASCII messages so that they can be sent over the internet.
When a browser comes across a file in an HTML document with a MIME extension (like .gif), the browser knows to display that file as an image. Many email clients also support MIME, enabling them to send and receive embedded media via the internet mail system.
A script is an executable list of commands created by a scripting language. On the Web, script typically means an alternative to the common gateway interface, or CGI. A CGI program could be written in any programming language, including C, Perl, Java, or Visual Basic, and runs on a server that can be accessed by the user agent. Scripts, on the other hand, are programs that run on the user’s machine rather than the web server. Because they run on the client, scripts are considered to be “client-side solutions,” while CGI programs are considered to be “server-side solutions.”
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So, you want to drag your archaically coded website kicking and screaming into the CSS world of today? Been doing a bit of find and replace lately, have you? Across multiple files, you say?
Major headache! Days wasted plugging dull cut and paste sequences from one document to another, then closing the old file and opening another new one. Is the monotony giving you Leland Palmer-style overnight white? Suppose for a moment you could make those changes across multiple files in a matter of seconds.
In fact, you can make complex changes across multiple documents with ease. The solution goes by the banal name “regular expressions.” How is this possible? Maybe a conceptual example of how regular expressions work is in order.
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