Short for commerce XML, a set of document type definitions for the XML specification. cXML works as a meta-language that defines necessary information about a product. It will be used to standardize the exchange of catalog content and to define request/response processes for secure electronic transactions over the Internet. The processes includes purchase orders, change orders, acknowledgments, status updates, ship notifications and payment transactions.
cXML began as a collaborative effort among 40+ companies looking to reduce the costs of online business. This standardized methodology will allow participating companies–and others who implement the cXML framework–to constantly improve and streamline electronic commerce.
The first version of cXML (version 0.91) launched in mid-May 1999.
Short for conventional learning, it refers to conventional teaching and learning within a brick-and-mortar classroom facility. Contrast with e-learning.
- cable head-end
A cable television company’s local facility that originates and communicates cable modem and cable TV services to its subscribers. The cable company’s head-end includes the CMTS, which is essential in providing high-speed Internet access to cable subscribers.
- cable modem
A modem designed to operate over cable TV lines. Because the coaxial cable used by cable TV provides much greater bandwidth than telephone lines, a cable modem can be used to achieve extremely fast access to the World Wide Web. This, combined with the fact that millions of homes are already wired for cable TV, […]
Pronounced cash, a special high-speed storage mechanism. Cache can be either a reserved section of main memory or an independent high-speed storage device. Two types of caching are commonly used in personal computers: memory caching and disk caching. Memory Caching A memory cache, sometimes called a cache store or RAM cache, is a portion of […]
- Central Processing Unit (CPU)
CPU (pronounced as separate letters) is the abbreviation for central processing unit. Sometimes referred to simply as the central processor, but more commonly called processor, the CPU is the brains of the computer where most calculations take place. In terms of computing power, the CPU is the most important element of a computer system. Printed […]