Abbreviated as RIF, the Rule Interchange Format is a W3C recommended effort to develop a format for interchange of rules in rule-based systems on the Semantic Web. The overall RIF design takes the form of a layered architecture organized around the notion of a dialect. RIF has a number of extensions to support features such as objects and frames, URIs as identifiers for concepts, and XML schema data types. While this makes RIF a Web language, RIF is designed to enable interoperability among rule languages in general, and is not limited to the Web.
(pronounced as separate letters) Short for reverse DNS, a method of name resolution in which an IP address is resolved into a domain name, which is the opposite of the typical resolution method of DNS, which resolves domain names into IP addresses. One practical application of reverse DNS is as an anti-spam measure. Because spammers […]
Short for relationship e-commerce, it is electronic commerce with an emphasized focus on the relationship between the merchant and the consumer, as opposed to just focusing on selling the product. May also be seen written as R-commerce or rcommerce.
The term rackmount is used to describe electronic equipment and devices designed to fit industry-standard-sized computer racks and cabinets (19″ wide). Rackmount devices are also standard 1.75 inch units. Rackmount is measured in U.
- rack and stack
A term commonly used by deployment technicians in reference to the assembly of computer hardware within a system, computer rack or computer cabinet.
- radio buttons
In graphical user interfaces, groups of buttons, of which only one can be on at a time. When you select one button, all the others are automatically deselected. Compare with check box, which allows you to select any combination of options.