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Overview of web technologies used by Metoffice.gov.uk.
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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.
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.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a lossy compression method suitable to store photographic images.
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.
HTTP/2 is the second major version of the HTTP network protocol.
HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) defines a mechanism enabling web sites to declare themselves accessible only via secure connections.
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/.
Session cookies are temporary cookies, which are deleted when the user closes the browser.
HttpOnly cookies are used only in the HTTP protocol and not in client side scripts, which may increase security.
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.
Twitter Cards enable automatic attachment of photos, videos and media elements to Tweets.
Generic RDFa (Resource Description Framework in attributes) is RDFa without further specialization.
DigiCert is an SSL certificate authority. This includes Verizon, whose Enterprise SSL Business has been acquired by DigiCert.
Google Analytics is a free service to get detailed statistics about the visitors of a website, provided by Google.
Quantcast provides visitor statistics of web sites.
The Google Advertising network consists of AdSense, DoubleClick and other services.
The Google Tag Manager is a Google service to support webmasters to manage tags on their websites.
Akamai is a content delivery network.
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