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Glossary - W
<td id="content_col"> <!-- edit page button --> <!-- page content --> <h1 id="pageTitle">Glossary - W</h1> <span><p>Return to <a href="">Glossary</a> home</p> <h3><a name="W3C" id="W3C"><span style="color: #0000ff">W3C</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-W#WorldWideWebConsortium">World Wide Web Consortium</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WAI" id="WAI"><span style="color: #0000ff">WAI</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-W#WebAccessibilityInitiative">Web accessibility initiative</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Waiver" id="Waiver"><span style="color: #0000ff">Waiver</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A written acceptance of a part that is found not to meet defined requirements, but can be used "as is" or after repair. See also <a href="Glossary-D#Deviation">deviation</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Walkthrough" id="Walkthrough"><span style="color: #0000ff">Walkthrough</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An analysis and review technique in which a team of subject matter experts review a segment of documentation, ask questions, and make comments about possible errors, violation of standards, and other problems. See also <a href="Glossary-C#CodeWalkthrough">code walkthrough</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WAN" id="WAN"><span style="color: #0000ff">WAN</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-W#WideareaNetwork">Wide-area network</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WAP" id="WAP"><span style="color: #0000ff">WAP</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-W#WirelessApplicationProtocol">Wireless application protocol</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WastingAssets" id="WastingAssets"><span style="color: #0000ff">Wasting assets</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Fixed assets, such as mines or oil wells, which diminish in value over time.</p> <h3><a name="WaterfallModel" id="WaterfallModel"><span style="color: #0000ff">Waterfall model</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A methodology in which development moves through concept, design, implementation, testing, installation, troubleshooting, and operation and maintenance. Each phase of development proceeds in strict order, without any overlapping or iterative steps. See also <a href="Glossary-P#ProjectManagementMethodologies">project management methodologies</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Watermark" id="Watermark"><span style="color: #0000ff">Watermark</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A translucent logo.</p> <h3><a name="Wayfinding" id="Wayfinding"><span style="color: #0000ff">Wayfinding</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">How people orient themselves and navigate in a physical or virtual environment.</p> <h3><a name="WBS" id="WBS"><span style="color: #0000ff">WBS</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-W#WorkBreakdownStructure">Work breakdown structure</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WBT" id="WBT"><span style="color: #0000ff">WBT</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-W#WebbasedTraining">Web-based training</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WCAG" id="WCAG"><span style="color: #0000ff">WCAG</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-W#WebContentAccessibilityGuidelinesWorkingGroup">Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Web" id="Web"><span style="color: #0000ff">Web</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Short for World Wide Web.</p> <h3><a name="Web2.0" id="Web2.0"><span style="color: #0000ff">Web 2.0</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Web development and design that facilitates interactive communication and collaboration.</p> <h3><a name="WebAccessibilityInitiative" id="WebAccessibilityInitiative"><span style="color: #0000ff">Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C's) commitment to promote a high degree of web usability for people with disabilities.</p> <h3><a name="WebBug" id="WebBug"><span style="color: #0000ff">Web bug</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Software that can detect whether the recipient has opened an e-mail or advertisement and can provide information regarding the recipient's connection and browser.</p> <h3><a style="color: #0000ff" name="WebBundle" id="WebBundle">Web Bundle (Adobe)</a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Software that provides an array of web design tools, including development tools, graphics applications, and online multimedia software.</p> <h3><a name="WebContentAccessibilityGuidelinesWorkingGroup" id="WebContentAccessibilityGuidelinesWorkingGroup"><span style="color: #0000ff">Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group—which consists of representatives from industry, accessibility consultancies, universities, organizations that represent end users, and other accessibility experts—produces guidelines, techniques, and other support to improve the accessibility of Web content.</p> <h3><a name="WebFeed" id="WebFeed"><span style="color: #0000ff">Web feed</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A function that allows online users to subscribe to web sites that change or add content regularly.</p> <h3><a name="WebFeedFormats" id="WebFeedFormats"><span style="color: #0000ff">Web feed formats</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">See <a href="Glossary-A#Atom">atom</a>, <a href="Glossary-E#ExtensibleMarkupLanguage">extensible markup language</a>, <a href="Glossary-O#OutlineProcessorMarkupLanguage">outline processor markup language</a>, <a href="Glossary-P#Photofeed">photofeed</a>, <a href="Glossary-R#ReallySimpleSyndication">really simple syndication</a>, <a href="Glossary-R#ResourceDescriptionFramework">resource description framework</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WebLog" id="WebLog"><span style="color: #0000ff">Web log</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">See <a href="Glossary-B#Blog">blog</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WebbasedHelp" id="WebbasedHelp"><span style="color: #0000ff">Web-based Help</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A product's online help system made available through a web site.</p> <h3><a name="WebbasedTraining" id="WebbasedTraining"><span style="color: #0000ff">Web-based training (WBT)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">See <a href="Glossary-E#Elearning">e-learning</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Weblog" id="Weblog"><span style="color: #0000ff">Weblog</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An online dated diary that provides periodic thoughts on a specific topic.</p> <h3><a name="WebSitePublishing" id="WebSitePublishing"><span style="color: #0000ff">Web site publishing</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The process of building a web site and posting content to it.</p> <h3><a name="WebTV" id="WebTV"><span style="color: #0000ff">WebTV</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">See <a href="Glossary-I#InteractiveTelevision">interactive television</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Weight" id="Weight"><span style="color: #0000ff">Weight</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">In typography, the relative darkness of the characters; for example, thin, light, bold.</p> <h3><a name="WhatifAnalysis" id="WhatifAnalysis"><span style="color: #0000ff">What-if analysis</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The process of evaluating alternative strategies by changing certain variables and assumptions to predict the outcome of considering such changes.</p> <h3><a name="WhitePaper" id="WhitePaper"><span style="color: #0000ff">White Paper</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A detailed or authoritative report on a specific subject.</p> <h3><a name="WhiteSpace" id="WhiteSpace"><span style="color: #0000ff">White space</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The blank areas on a page. Also called positive space. See also <a href="Glossary-N#NegativeSpace">negative space</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WhiteboxTesting" id="WhiteboxTesting"><span style="color: #0000ff">White-box testing</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Testing that is based on an analysis of the internal workings and structure of a piece of software. Includes techniques such as branch testing and path testing. Also called glass-box testing, structural testing. See also <a href="Glossary-B#BlackBoxTesting">black-box testing</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WideareaNetwork" id="WideareaNetwork"><span style="color: #0000ff">Wide-area network (WAN)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A telecommunications network that covers a broad geographic area.</p> <h3><a name="Widow" id="Widow"><span style="color: #0000ff">Widow</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The last line of a paragraph that appears by itself at the top of a column or page. See also <a href="Glossary-O#Orphan">orphan</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Wiki" id="Wiki"><span style="color: #0000ff">Wiki</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A collection of web pages that anyone can edit.</p> <h3><a name="WillingnessToPay" id="WillingnessToPay"><span style="color: #0000ff">Willingness to pay</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The maximum amount an individual would be willing to give up to secure a change in the provision of a good or service.</p> <h3><a name="WindowOfOpportunity" id="WindowOfOpportunity"><span style="color: #0000ff">Window of opportunity</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The time period during which factors are favorable for success.</p> <h3><a name="WinloseNegotiation" id="WinloseNegotiation"><span style="color: #0000ff">Win-lose negotiation</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The outcome of conflict resolution that results in at least one party not being better off than before. See also <a href="Glossary-L#LoseloseNegotiation">lose-lose negotiation</a>, <a href="Glossary-W#WinwinNegotiation">win-win negotiation</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WinwinNegotiation" id="WinwinNegotiation"><span style="color: #0000ff">Win-win negotiation</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The outcome of conflict resolution that results in both parties being better off than before. See also <a href="Glossary-L#LoseloseNegotiation">lose-lose negotiation</a>, <a href="Glossary-W#WinloseNegotiation">win-lose negotiation</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WinZip" id="WinZip"><span style="color: #0000ff">WinZip (WinZip Computing)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Software used to quickly and securely compress (zip) and uncompress (unzip) files to conserve storage space, speed up e-mail transmission, and reduce download times.</p> <h3><a name="WireBinding" id="WireBinding"><span style="color: #0000ff">Wire binding</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A type of document binding that uses a wire coil to hold the pages together. See also <a href="Glossary-B#BindingTypes">binding types</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Wireframe" id="Wireframe"><span style="color: #0000ff">Wireframe</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A rough outline of the navigation and content elements of a user interface. See also <a href="Glossary-P#Prototype">prototype</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WirelessApplicationProtocol" id="WirelessApplicationProtocol"><span style="color: #0000ff">Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The connection standard for wireless devices, such as mobile phones and PDAs.</p> <h3><a name="WithTheGrain" id="WithTheGrain"><span style="color: #0000ff">With the grain</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Parallel to the grain direction of the paper. See also <a href="Glossary-A#AgainstTheGrain">against the grain</a>, <a href="Glossary-G#GrainDirection">grain direction</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Wizard" id="Wizard"><span style="color: #0000ff">Wizard</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Software used to perform a particular computer task, usually by giving the user options from which to select.</p> <h3><a name="WizardOfOz" id="WizardOfOz"><span style="color: #0000ff">Wizard of Oz</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Testing in which a user interacts with a prototype or model without necessarily knowing that a human, not a computer, is generating the responses.</p> <h3><a name="WMF" id="WMF"><span style="color: #0000ff">WMF</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Windows metafile file format. A Windows operating system graphics file format. WMF files can be either bitmap or vector in format.</p> <h3><a name="WordCount" id="WordCount"><span style="color: #0000ff">Word count</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The number of words in the source or target language, used as one method of assessing the cost of translation.</p> <h3><a name="WordSpacing" id="WordSpacing"><span style="color: #0000ff">Word spacing</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">In typography, manually adjusting the average space between words in a text block. See also <a href="Glossary-C#CharacterSpacing">character spacing</a>, <a href="Glossary-K#Kerning">kerning</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WordWrap" id="WordWrap"><span style="color: #0000ff">Word wrap</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">In a text display, a feature that automatically continues text on a new line when a line is full, eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling.</p> <h3><a name="WorkBreakdownStructure" id="WorkBreakdownStructure"><span style="color: #0000ff">Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A product-oriented listing, in family tree order, of the hardware, software, services, and other work tasks, that completely defines a product or program. The listing results from project engineering during the development and production of a material item. A WBS relates the elements of work to be accomplished to each other and to the end product. See also <a href="Glossary-C#ContractWorkBreakdownStructure">contract work breakdown structure</a>, <a href="Glossary-P#ProjectWorkBreakdownStructure">project work breakdown structure</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WorkPackage" id="WorkPackage"><span style="color: #0000ff">Work package</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A deliverable at the lowest level of the work breakdown structure.</p> <h3><a name="Workflow" id="Workflow"><span style="color: #0000ff">Workflow</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A defined sequence of events to manage a set of tasks.</p> <h3><a name="WorkflowAutomation" id="WorkflowAutomation"><span style="color: #0000ff">Workflow automation</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Use of email to better coordinate of the activities of the people who participate in the process, helping to ensure that the right person at the right time gets the right information about what tasks they need to perform and the order in which they must perform the tasks.</p> <h3><a name="WorkflowDesign" id="WorkflowDesign"><span style="color: #0000ff">Workflow design</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Defining workflow processes and providing graphical representation of a process.</p> <h3><a name="WorkforcePlanning" id="WorkforcePlanning"><span style="color: #0000ff">Workforce planning</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Assessing the current workforce to predict future needs.</p> <h3><a name="Workload" id="Workload"><span style="color: #0000ff">Workload</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The sum total of work that a person, group, or organization is responsible for completing within a given time period.</p> <h3><a name="WorldWideWebConsortium" id="WorldWideWebConsortium"><span style="color: #0000ff">World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An organization created to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols.</p> <h3><a name="WPG" id="WPG"><span style="color: #0000ff">WPG</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">WordPerfect/Drawperfect graphic file format. See also <a href="Glossary-B#BitmapGraphicsFileFormats">bitmap graphics file formats</a>.</p> <h3><a name="WYSIWYG" id="WYSIWYG"><span style="color: #0000ff">WYSIWYG</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">(Pronounced whiz-e-wig) What you see is what you get. Text and graphics that will print exactly as they appear on the computer screen.</p> <p> </p> <p>Return to <a href="">Glossary</a> home</p></span> <!-- attachments --> <!-- comments --> <!-- comments --> </td>

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