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Overview of web technologies used by Noaa.gov.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | U.S. Department of Commerce
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4 March 1998
Number 639 of all websites according to Alexa
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Drupal is an open source content management system written in PHP, originally developed by Dries Buytaert.
PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.
Microsoft's Active Server Pages technology on the .NET framework.
HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard.
Transitional version of HTML.
UTF-8 (8-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode, which is backwards compatible with ASCII.
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.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format.
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 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.
Google Analytics is a free service to get detailed statistics about the visitors of a website, provided by Google.
The Apache HTTP Server is a popular open source web server by the Apache Software Foundation.
Ubuntu is a Linux distribution.
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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.
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