web page definition World-Wide Web
A block of data available on the World-Wide Web
, identified by a URL
. In the simplest, most common case, a web page is a file written in HTML
, stored on the server
. It may refer to images
which appear as part of the page when it is displayed by a web browser
. It is also possible for the server to generate pages dynamically in response to a request, e.g. using a CGI
A web page can be in any format that the browser or a helper application
can display. The format is transmitted as part of the headers of the response as a MIME
type, e.g. "text/html", "image/gif".
An HTML web page will typically refer to other web pages and Internet
resources by including hypertext
often has a home page
(usually just the hostname, e.g. http://foldoc.org/). It may also have individual home pages for each user with an account at the site.