(1) On web pages, a scrolling area of text. Starting with Version 2, Microsoft Internet Explorer supports a special
(2) In graphics software, a sizable and movable frame that identifies a selected portion of a bit-mapped image. The marquee frame can be rectangular in shape or, in some cases, irregular. A lasso tool, for example, enables you to select all contiguous portions of an image that share the same color.
The marquee frame is usually displayed with a flashing dashed line. In fact, that explains the origin of the name, since the dashed lines look a little like the flashing lights around a theater entrance, which is also called a marquee.
- martian address
(mar´sh&n &-dres´) (n.) An IP address that is invalid because it has been spoofed or is not routable because it has been assigned an address by a misconfigured system. Routing software will reject a martian address.
The term mash-up refers to a new breed of Web-based applications created by hackers and programmers (typically on a volunteer basis) to mix at least two different services from disparate, and even competing, Web sites. A mash-up, for example, could overlay traffic data from one source on the Internet over maps from Yahoo, Microsoft, Google […]
Also called real-time dashboard, a mashboard is a Web 2.0 buzzword that is used to describe analytic mash-ups that allow businesses to create or add components that may analyze and present data, look up inventory, accept orders, and other tasks without ever having to access the system that carries out the transaction.
A filter that selectively includes or excludes certain values. For example, when defining a database field, it is possible to assign a mask that indicates what sort of value the field should hold. Values that do not conform to the mask cannot be entered.
- mask pitch
In color monitors, the distance between holes in the shadow mask. The mask pitch is essentially the same as the dot pitch, but it’s measured on the mask rather than on the screen. The mask pitch is generally about.30 millimeters (mm). The tighter the mask pitch, the sharper the image.