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Overview of web technologies used by Bbc.com.
BBC - HomepageBreaking news, sport, TV, radio and a whole lot more. The BBC informs, educates and entertains - wherever you are, whatever your age.
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15 July 1989
Number 92 of all websites according to Alexa
Main visitors locations
Adobe Flash (by Adobe Systems, formerly Shockwave Flash and Macromedia Flash and now part of Adobe Animate CC) is a multimedia platform for adding animation and interactivity to web pages.
HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard.
UTF-8 (8-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode, which is backwards compatible with ASCII.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a lossy compression method suitable to store photographic images.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a lossless compression image format, originally introduced by CompuServe and suitable to store graphics, logos and simple animations.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format.
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.
External Cascading Style Sheets define style rules in a separate CSS file.
Embedded Cascading Style Sheets define a set of style rules in a <style> element within a web page.
Inline Cascading Style Sheets define style rules directly within an (X)HTML element using the style attribute.
Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.
A strong ETag is an HTTP header field for validation of cached web pages, that indicates a byte-for-byte identical page in the cache.
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.
The websites redirects visitors to its www subdomain, e.g. from example.com to www.example.com.
The websites redirects visitors to use SSL encryption, e.g. from http://example.com/ to https://example.com/.
Persistent cookies with an expiration time between 1 and 10 years.
Non-HttpOnly cookies are used in the HTTP protocol and also in client side scripts, which may be a security threat.
Non-secure cookies may be used via an unencrypted connections, which may be a security threat.
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.
Generic RDFa (Resource Description Framework in attributes) is RDFa without further specialization.
GlobalSign is an IT security service provider, also operating as SSL certificate authority.
Lotame Crowd Control is an analytics package to measure social media behavior for publishers and advertisers.
Chartbeat is a real-time web analytics tool by Betaworks.
Nielsen NetRatings is a web site visitor tracking service provided by The Nielsen Company.
Narratiive (formerly Effective Measure) collects data on website audience.
The Google Advertising network consists of AdSense, DoubleClick and other services.
The Apache HTTP Server is a popular open source web server by the Apache Software Foundation.
Amazon is a US-based e-commerce and cloud computing provider.
SoftLayer Technologies is a dedicated server, managed hosting and cloud computing provider owned by IBM.
Fastly is a content delivery network.
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