SET, short for Secure Electronic Transaction, is a standard that will enable secure credit card transactions on the Internet. SET has been endorsed by virtually all the major players in the electronic commerce arena, including Microsoft, Netscape, Visa, and Mastercard.
By employing digital signatures, SET will enable merchants to verify that buyers are who they claim to be. And it will protect buyers by providing a mechanism for their credit card number to be transferred directly to the credit card issuer for verification and billing without the merchant being able to see the number.
- Semantic Web
An extension of the current Web that provides an easier way to find, share, reuse and combine information. It is based on machine-readable information and builds on XML technology’s capability to define customized tagging schemes and RDF’s (Resource Description Framework) flexible approach to representing data. The Semantic Web provides common formats for the interchange of […]
- Semantic Web application
A term used to describe Web-based applications that incorporates principles or technologies of the W3C Semantic Web, such as RDF, OWL and other metadata standards.
- Semantically Interlinked Online Communities
See under SIOC.
Short for serializer/deserializer, SerDes is an integrated circuit transceiver used to convert parallel and serial data. SerDes converts data into a serial data stream and then transmits it over a differential media. SerDes reduces the number of data paths and also the number of connecting PINs (or wires) required.
- Serial ATA
Often abbreviated SATA or S-ATA, an evolution of the Parallel ATA physical storage interface. Serial ATA is a serial link — a single cable with a minimum of four wires creates a point-to-point connection between devices. Transfer rates for Serial ATA begin at 150MBps. One of the main design advantages of Serial ATA is that […]