A set of technologies that enables software components to interact
with one another in a networked environment, regardless of the
language in which the components were created. ActiveX is used
primarily to develop interactive content for the World Wide Web,
although it can be used in desktop applications and other programs.
See also ActiveX controls.
Reusable software components that incorporate ActiveX technology.
ActiveX controls can be embedded in Web pages to produce animation
and other multimedia effects, interactive objects, and sophisticated
A file containing a series of GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
graphics that are displayed in rapid sequence in a Web browser,
giving the appearance of a moving picture. See also GIF.
The ability to access a remote computer system on which one does not
have an account, via the Internet's File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
Users have restricted access rights with anonymous FTP and usually
can only list, view, or copy files to or from a public directory on
the remote system.