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Site Info - Cornell.edu

Overview of web technologies used by Cornell.edu.

Website Background

Cornell University
Cornell University is a private research university that provides an exceptional education for undergraduates and graduate and professional students. Cornell's colleges and schools encompass more than 100 fields of study, with locations in Ithaca, New York, New York City and Doha, Qatar.

Description on Homepage

15 July 1985

Online since

Number 1,377 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United States64.6%424
China6.9%2,521
India5.8%2,244

Main visitors locations

PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.

PHP

Microsoft's Active Server Pages technology on the .NET framework.

ASP.NET

ColdFusion is a scripting language used for building web applications, and developed by Adobe Systems.

ColdFusion

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

JavaScript

jQuery is a JavaScript library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating and Ajax interaction. Originally developed by John Resig.

jQuery 1.10.2
(67% of sites use a newer version)

Modernizr is a JavaScript library that detects HTML5 and CSS3 features in the visitors browser.

Modernizr

Underscore is a JavaScript library that provides functional programming support.

Underscore

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

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a lossless compression image format, originally introduced by CompuServe and suitable to store graphics, logos and simple animations.

GIF
(used until recently)

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

External CSS

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

Inline CSS

Session cookies are temporary cookies, which are deleted when the user closes the browser.

Session Cookies

HttpOnly cookies are used only in the HTTP protocol and not in client side scripts, which may increase security.

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 strong ETag is an HTTP header field for validation of cached web pages, that indicates a byte-for-byte identical page in the cache.

Strong ETag

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

Default subdomain www

Microdata is a specification to integrate metadata within existing content on web pages.

Microdata

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

Generic RDFa

Comodo provides IT services, software, and SSL certificates under various brand names.

Comodo

Google Hosted Libraries (formerly called Google Libraries API) is a content distribution network for the most popular, open-source JavaScript libraries, provided by Google.

Google Hosted Libraries

Google Analytics is a free service to get detailed statistics about the visitors of a website, provided by Google.

Google Analytics

The Apache HTTP Server is a popular open source web server by the Apache Software Foundation.

Apache

United States educational institutes

.edu

United States

English

Technology Score

The technology score rates a site based on its technologies in a range from 0 to 100. It consists in a popularity score (how many sites use the same technologies), a traffic score (how much traffic have other sites using the same technologies) and a version score (how many sites use more recent technology versions). Quality alerts also affect the rating.

TotalPopularity TrafficVersion
Technology Score65845033
Server-side Programming Languages749156
Client-side Programming Languages7510051
JavaScript Libraries59994633
Markup Languages698552
SSL Certificate Authorities575856
JavaScript Content Delivery Networks637947
Traffic Analysis Tools729351
Web Servers536838

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