In this article, we have seen the concepts of web documents with their types such as static documents, dynamic documents, and active documents. Here we also saw the small CGI concept used to create a dynamic document and Java and JavaScript used for active documents. From the client`s perspective, requests for these files are made by the web server using HTTP requests. These files are sent from the web server in binary format (that is, all data that is not converted for sending). These files can only be interpreted by the web client and can contain server-side scripts. The MIME format is used to communicate the type of these files to the client. The client then uses the type to determine what to do with the data in the file: this document is not fully specified by the server. Alternatively, an active document contains a computer program that knows how to calculate and display values. When a browser requests an active document, the server returns a copy of the program that you want the browser to run locally.

When this is done, active documents can interact with the user and continuously change the view. Therefore, the content of an active document is never fixed. Web developers use these different file types to create more dynamic web pages that look more modern compared to older static web pages. One of the characteristics of HTML standards is that every HTML document requires a document type declaration (DOCTYPE). This tells the user agent accessing the document which default value to use. Web developers are often confused when they use a document type and simply omit it. Details column for this web development area. While Google Docs offers a remarkable selection of web content services, the overall security and privacy of Google`s apps and services remains in question, especially for sensitive corporate documents, financial information, and other private content. Like other network-centric work environments, Google Docs depends on a network connection.

On flights, train journeys or other mobile situations, you can work on local copies of your files stored on your laptop, but you will not have access to online documents until you can connect to the Internet (Fig. 1.7). The World Wide Web (WWW) is a collection of information connected from points around the world. The WWW offers a unique combination of flexibility, portability and user-friendly features that set it apart from other Internet services. Documents on the World Wide Web can be grouped into three categories: static documents, dynamic documents, and active documents. These categories are based on when the content of the document is determined. While SharePoint has many attractive features, many of the most complex interactive elements are only fully functional in the combination of the Windows operating system and the Internet Explorer (i.e. web browser). As with Google Docs, access to collaboration features and stored documents requires Internet access. The latest version of SharePoint, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (moss), relies much less on proprietary Windows Active-x technology and the IE web browser, but SharePoint still offers a limited experience for Firefox or other Windows browser users, or for users of Apple Macintosh or Linux computers. If you can live with operating system limitations, SharePoint can meet most of an organization`s internal Web publishing needs.

SharePoint is a portal-like web-based system for collaboration, publishing, and document management from Microsoft that can provide a rich Web workgroup environment, especially in large enterprises. SharePoint can be used to host sophisticated Web sites and applications, called SharePoint sites or “SharePoint portals,” that provide shared workspaces and documents, as well as specialized applications such as wikis and blogs and RSS support, all in a Web browser. SharePoint sites also include features such as process workflows, task lists, group announcements, email alerts, and discussion forums. Users typically access SharePoint collaboration sites through Microsoft Active Directory services, providing a secure environment for business, medical, or other collaboration with sensitive private data. Really Simple Syndication is a great way to generate a series of “headlines” and web links that can appear in many places simultaneously on the Internet or on the company`s local intranet. RSS is a family of XML feed formats that can automatically provide an updated set of headers, web links, or short content snippets for many forms of Internet media. RSS can be read by a variety of display software, including many email programs, popular web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari), specialized RSS aggregation software such as Surfpack or FeedDemon, and web portals such as iGoogle, MyYahoo! and other customizable corporate and Internet portals. Most blogging software can generate RSS feeds to inform users of updated content, and there are many specialized RSS feed creation programs on the market. Once the RSS feed file is created by a blog or generated by desktop RSS software and placed on a web server, the feed can be addressed using a traditional URL (Uniform Resource Locator) such as a web page ( Each time you update the RSS feed file, your users will see the new headers in their email, web browser, or portal page (Fig. 1.6). The DOCTYPE has three parts: the launch, the public identifier, and the system identifier.

(System ID is optional because it is not always required.) This line provides an example of a page that complies with the HTML 4.01 Strict standard: The term “World Wide Web” (often referred to as “Web” for short) comes from English. It simply means “global web” in English. It is an electronic hypertext document system created using the Internet. HTTP or HTTPS protocols are used to transmit these documents, which are connected by hyperlinks. A web browser is required to use the Internet. As the web has matured and become a common tool in businesses, more powerful web tools and collaborative genres have emerged that can complement or even replace a traditional website. The following two examples of web publishing alternatives show the different ways application designers publish content and collaborate on the web. The likely evolution of web publishing is moving away from HTML authoring tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver and CMS packages that deal solely with web publishing to full-featured software platforms that not only make it easy to publish content to the web, but also provide engaging, out-of-the-box collaboration tools and document sharing for web development teams. Google Docs extends the desktop app metaphor to web-based shared documents and uses web storage and access control, similar to how a shared local network drive was used in the past to support collaboration. Microsoft SharePoint is often used in enterprises to create complex, portal-like collaborative workspaces that provide document libraries, Web content publishing, and sophisticated Web applications, in addition to basic workgroup collaboration services. For example, if we retrieve the date and time from the web server, the result is different for each request.

This is because the date and time are dynamic because they change from moment to moment. A client can ask the client to date the program on Unix and send the result of the program to the client. CGI (Common Gateway Interface) is a technology for creating and processing dynamic documents. As part of our document management software bitfarm-Archiv, these files are linked to our web applications. These allow files to be accessed on smartphones or laptops on the go without having to store the documents locally on the device. Access is via the web browser as well as Android and Apple smartphones. Some predefined terms and variables can be used in Common Gateway interface programs. A CGI program is code written in one of the languages supported by CGI. The programmer who knows how to code the order of the action or task in the program, and who knows the syntax, can write a CGI program.

Dynamic documents, sometimes referred to as server site dynamic documents. Documents that contain fixed content are called static documents. Static documents are created and stored on the server. The customer can only receive a copy of the documents. In other words, we can say that the contents of the file are determined when the file is created, not when it is used. Static documents, the user cannot edit the content, but the content server can be modified. When the client accesses the document, a copy of the documents is sent and the user can then use a browser to view the documents. There are three basic types of Web documents: static, dynamic, and active.

Active documents use the idea of scripts. We can also use JavaScript to create and activate documents. If the active part of a document is small, it can be written in a scripting language, and then it can be interpreted when the client executes the document. The script is not in binary format. It is a source of the code. JavaScript, somewhat reminiscent of Java, is a high-level scripting language designed for this purpose. In the context of digitalization, remote working is becoming increasingly important. This also increases the importance of these files, as they do not need to be stored locally beforehand.

It also ensures that multiple users can work on important documents at the same time. Want to learn more about document management? We would like to invite you to our YouTube video series and look forward to your request.