A CGI form is a way for an Internet user to interact dynamically with a Web server. An HTML page that contains a form may use a CGI program to process the form’s data once it has been submitted. For example: a user visits a Web page looking for specific information on a topic and finds that the Web page offers an e-mail newsletter service. In order for the user to receive the newsletter, he must fill out a CGI form with all of his applicable information. The form is then sent to the server using CGI, and the server processes the information that was sent in the form in order to add the user to its database and initiate the user’s newsletter service.
Abbreviation of Computer Graphics Metafile, a file format designed by several standards organizations and formally ratified by ANSI. It is designed to be the standard vector graphics file format and is supported by a wide variety of software and hardware products.
Short for Copy Guard Management System, CGMS is a method of copy protection used to prevent unauthorized disc copying. The Copy Guard Management System first determines if data recorded on a recording medium is original or copied, and then prevents the data from being copied when it is not original. A copy of the original […]
Short for Chief Green Officer, CGO is the job title of a person within a corporation who is responsible for the implementation and management of the corporation’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. In some corporations, the CFO may be called a Chief Environmental Commitment Officer (CECO).
Short for Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol, a type of authentication in which the authentication agent (typically a network server) sends the client program a random value that is used only once and an ID value. Both the sender and peer share a predefined secret. The peer concatenates the random value (or nonce), the ID and […]
Short for change mode, a UNIX command that changes the access permissions of files or directories in order to read, write or execute files.