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Site Info - Taobao.com
Overview of web technologies used by Taobao.com.
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21 April 2003
Number 8 of all websites according to Alexa
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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.
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 weak ETag is an HTTP header field for validation of cached web pages, that indicates a semantically equivalent page in the cache.
SPDY (pronounced speedy) is a web protocol developed by Google, the basis for HTTP/2.
HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) defines a mechanism enabling web sites to declare themselves accessible only via secure connections.
The websites redirects visitors to use SSL encryption, e.g. from http://example.com/ to https://example.com/.
GlobalSign is an IT security service provider, also operating as SSL certificate authority.
Facebook Pixel is an analytics tool to track actions on websites.
Tengine is an open source web server based on Nginx and originated by Taobao.
Alibaba a Chinese e-commerce company.
Rostelecom is a Russian telecommunication provider.
China Telecom (China Telecommunications Corporation) is a Chinese state-owned telecommunication company.
Vodafone is a British multinational telecommunications company also offering web hosting services, including former Cable and Wireless.
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