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Site Info - Bbc.co.uk

Overview of web technologies used by Bbc.co.uk.

Website Background

BBC - Home
The best of the BBC, with the latest news and sport headlines, weather, TV & radio highlights and much more from across the whole of BBC Online

Description on Homepage

13 December 1994

Online since

Number 99 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United Kingdom61.1%6
United States12.4%191
Japan5.9%134

Main visitors locations

JavaScript is a lightweight, object-oriented, cross-platform scripting language, mainly used within web pages.

JavaScript

HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard.

HTML5

UTF-8 (8-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode, which is backwards compatible with ASCII.

UTF-8

PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a lossless compression image format, suitable to store graphics with uniformly colored areas, and originally introduced as a free, open-source successor of GIF.

PNG

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a lossy compression method suitable to store photographic images.

JPEG

External Cascading Style Sheets define style rules in a separate CSS file.

External CSS

Embedded Cascading Style Sheets define a set of style rules in a <style> element within a web page.

Embedded CSS

Inline Cascading Style Sheets define style rules directly within an (X)HTML element using the style attribute.

Inline CSS

Persistent cookies with an expiration time between 1 and 10 years.

Cookies expiring in years

Non-HttpOnly cookies are used in the HTTP protocol and also in client side scripts, which may be a security threat.

Non-HttpOnly Cookies

Non-secure cookies may be used via an unencrypted connections, which may be a security threat.

Non-Secure Cookies

Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.

Gzip Compression

A weak ETag is an HTTP header field for validation of cached web pages, that indicates a semantically equivalent page in the cache.

Weak ETag

The Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) provides amongst others a vastly larger address space than the preceding version 4. We consider a website to support IPv6 if a 128-bit address is assigned to it, regardless of the content delivered at that address.

IPv6

The websites redirects visitors to its www subdomain, e.g. from example.com to www.example.com.

Default subdomain www

The websites redirects visitors to use SSL encryption, e.g. from http://example.com/ to https://example.com/.

Default protocol https

The Open Graph protocol, originally developed by Facebook, is an RDFa-based format that enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph.

Open Graph

Twitter Cards enable automatic attachment of photos, videos and media elements to Tweets.

Twitter Cards

Generic RDFa (Resource Description Framework in attributes) is RDFa without further specialization.

Generic RDFa

GlobalSign is an IT security service provider, also operating as SSL certificate authority.

GlobalSign

Lotame Crowd Control is an analytics package to measure social media behavior for publishers and advertisers.

Lotame

Chartbeat is a real-time web analytics tool by Betaworks.

Chartbeat

Nielsen NetRatings is a web site visitor tracking service provided by The Nielsen Company.

Nielsen NetRatings

Narratiive (formerly Effective Measure) collects data on website audience.

Narratiive

The Google Advertising network consists of AdSense, DoubleClick and other services.

Google Ads

Amazon is a US-based e-commerce and cloud computing provider.

Amazon
hosting info based on data from ipinfo.io

Fastly is a content delivery network.

Fastly

United Kingdom

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United States
Germany
United Kingdom
Ireland
(used until recently)

English

 

 

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