Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

WWW World Wide Web

An application on the Internet that allows for the exchange of documents formatted in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), which facilitates text, graphics, and layout. As the World Wide Web has grown in popularity, its capabilities have expanded to include the exchange of video, audio, animation, and other specialized documents. The World Wide Web is also a system of Internet servers that support specially formatted documents. Another important aspect of the World Wide Web is the inclusion of hypertext links that allow users to click links and quickly navigate to other related sites.