Short for Digital Object Identifier, a standard for online content identification and linking based on URI and URN and governed by the International DOI Foundation. Digital content using the DOI system is given a unique alphanumeric character string that is used as an identifier. The identifier is comprised of a prefix and a suffix, separated by a forward slash. The prefix is assigned by the registering agency and identifies the specific organization, and the suffix is provided by the registrant to identify the unique content. The DOI also comes with metadata that describes the content. The DOI of an object is permanent so that the content can always be easily located if the URL of it changes (the user will be redirected to the new location). The technology was developed to protect the copyright of material published on the Internet, to compensate content creators for their work, and to keep track of content.
Short for Document Object Model, the specification for how objects in a Web page (text, images, headers, links, etc.) are represented. The DOM defines what attributes are associated with each object, and how the objects and attributes can be manipulated. Dynamic HTML (DHTML) relies on the DOM to dynamically change the appearance of Web pages […]
- Disk Operating System (DOS)
(1) Acronym for disk operating system. The term DOS can refer to any operating system, but it is most often used as a shorthand for MS-DOS (Microsoft disk operating system). Originally developed by Microsoft for IBM, MS-DOS was the standard operating system for IBM-compatible personal computers. The initial versions of DOS were very simple and […]
- DOS Protected Mode Interface (DPMI)
Created for Windows version 3.0, DPMI is an industry standard for an interface that allows DOS applications to access extended memory of the 80286-, 80386-, and 80486-based PC architecture while maintaining system protection.
A protocol that enables the devices that comprise an MFP to send and receive data packets to each other across a single physical channel at the same time. The protocol was specified by IEEE 1284.4, which is an enhancement to the IEEE 1284 protocol for parallel port computing.
Acronym for DOT (as in DOT-COM) Brick And Mortar. DOTBAM refers to the online division or group of a traditional brick-and-mortar store. DOTBAMs are also called click-and-mortars.