CBSE (UGC) NET Paper 1 Communication and Technology: Web Interface

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Advantages of the Web

  1. It is regarding the use of Web server (generally your institution's mainframe), publication of material (not comprising copyright costs) IS free.

  2. The mark-up language i.e.. HTML is widely used in forming World Wide Web documents.

  3. The Web works on a non-propriety standards ASCII, giving the site a longer life expectancy: Text is in plain ASCII. HTML is a sub-setol SGML, graphics appear 8S JPEG or GIF, etc. It is subsequently cross-platform i.e.. The same document can be seen through a Macintosh, a Windows machine, a UNIX box and even a useless terminal, using such browsers as LYNX though this focuses on the loss of multimedia elements.

  4. When it is formed, the material and information are available even for the millions of international audience with no extra costs.

  5. Connecting from the document is not confined to data elsewhere on the machine's hard drive or the CD-ROM the program is distributed on, but can be international, In turn if you are forming a virtual atmosphere for your students, the Web will allow to link with a great ease to other Universities.

  6. Software that are being required for the Web is absolutely free in most of the parts. The potential audience is limited by the distribution process (e. g. Cost and speed of producing CD-ROMs), and the platform requirements, cases (both browsers and servers) or very cheap, and are easy to use. The Web can deliver multimedia (comprising video and audio) elements along with text. Also, plug-ins for the different browsers permit users to interact and communicate with VRML sites.

  7. If the product is updated this would have to be in conjunction with a re-issue of a new version.

  8. Advertising these changes with a renewed round of distribution.

  9. Also software houses have made outstanding Editing of the existing files well straight-forward. Also, as it works on a client server basis there is no onus on the developer to reo issue upgrades.

Disadvantages of the Web

  1. At present, the screen design helps and animation capabilities of the Web are not as advanced as those provided with most of the authoring packages. However, Macromedia's Shockwave goes someway to focusing on this; as does Java; or the more user friendly JavaScript. Cascading style sheets may help the screen layout process in the future.

  2. Usage of networks is sometimes too slow (probably the most consistent criticism leveled at publishing on the Internet). However, in answer to this, it should not be forgotten that HT11L flies can be read from local networks or bard drives thus dispensing with the reliance on the speed of the Internet. Academics wishing to give online tutorials or notes through the Web could even distribute their files on floppy disks.

  3. By opening up its usage to the international audience there are complicated implications for copyright issues. A developer who wants to publish on the Web will needs to attain the world rights on the material or matter, Which he will going to use. But one should keep in mind that even, the technical problems are present in the Web but they all are being pressed under the advantages of it, making it a more attractive prospect for the development of CBL material than traditional multimedia authoring packages though the manufacturers of the latter are continuously focusing on the ways to deliver traditional multimedia packages with Web browsers.

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