Terminology Description
Access check The system performs an access check whenever a protected object is accessed in any way (Read or Write is performed). During access check, the Access Control List (ACL) of the protected object is traversed and if no relevant Allow entry for the caller is found or if a Deny entry is found access is denied, otherwise access is granted.
ACE An "Access Control Entry" is an entry in an Access Control List (ACL). This entry specifies a trustee (user or security group), what type of access this entry regulates (Allow or Deny) and what action is specified (ex. Read, Delete or Write).
ACL The "Access Control List" is a list of permissions that is connected to an object that is protected by a security descriptor. This list contains Access Control Entries (ACE) that specifies what actions can be taken by a particular trustee (User or security group) on the protected object. Entries can be either inherited from the object's parent or directly defined and can be valid for inheritance or not.
AD The "Active Directory" is a user catalogue for Windows Servers. Its capabilities are used by Content Studio to administer the users rights and privileges.
Administrator A person (or role) that has administrative rights to Content Studio. This gives access to implementation details, security settings and user administration. The administrator does not have to be administrator for the server environment. Developers are usually a part of the administrative force.
Archive date The archive date is a document attribute that describes the latest time that the document is available on the web site. It will be available after the publish date. All content on the web site, even templates, uses this date information.
AS component A component technology of Content Studio that inserts functions such as List document and Insert document. It makes it very easy to create and change functions on a website. The technology was earlier named "Active Scripting", but that naming convention is abandoned to avoid confusion with other technologies.
Babytor Babytor is the informal name of a Webitor AS component when it is included in an EPT document. It has slightly limited functionality compared to when it is inserted in other documents.
Category This element in the folder structure is used to collect documents of a certain type. All documents within a category should have the same document type. Categories may contain other categories.
CategoryID An integer that uniquely identifies a category.
Connection Each web site that is installed on a server is assigned a numeric connection identifier which is used whenever accessing the database. The connection identifier tells which database that is used by the web site.
ConnectionID An integer that uniquely identifies a specific web site on the server.
Criteria This term (also known as "Filter criteria") i used to describe the conditions and parameters that are used for XML filtering. The criteria syntax is similar to SQL, with some minor changes and limitations Only the fields that used in the query must be indexed in the category.
CSS Cascading Style Sheets is a template that describes he overall layout of web pages. The CSS definitions are used to easily create a uniform and flexible appearance of the web site.
Developer A developer is a person (or role) that develops the programmatic code of the web site. They may require additional tools to fullfill their tasks. Developers are usually a part of the administrative force or external consultants.
Document All user-defined entities within Content Studio are documents. They are identified with a numeric identifier (DocumentID). Html documents can use ET to define the contents and PT to describe the presentation layout. Binary files are also documents as they may be connected to meta data.
DocumentID An integer that uniquely identifies a specific document on the server. Documents in Content Studio are numbered starting from 1000.
Draft A document that is edited and saved but not yet approved and published.
DTD The "Document Type Definition" is used in conjunction with Xhtml documents and contains rules describing the structure of the document.
Editor An editor is a person (or role) that work with the content of the web site (similar to a writer). They have no access to implementation details and security settings. They have the right to approve and publish material.
Edit Template An "Edit template", or ET, describes the data fields for a certain kind of EPT-document. The Edit Template is the form used by editors creating and editing EPT-documents.
EPT The "Edit and Presentation templates" together form the fundamental technique to manage content which is separated from its presentation. EPT documents are used to decribe contents and presentations to be applied to regular documents.
EPT category A category of documents without mete data that is connected to a certain ET. They are often used as small databases to define data sets or to fill dropdown boxes.
Information Structure "Information structure", or IFS, is a description of the internal structure of a site implementation. The design of good IFS involves many aspects such as security, organization and language management. The IFS should be well planned since it is difficult to alter an existing IFS.
LiveObjects A "Live Object", or LO,  makes it possible for an editor to insert dynamically generated information on a page. The LO component is inserted into the document and will at run-time fetch the information needed to produce its output. LO are typically used to present current information about things like weather, stock rates and other statistics. The LO components are used by editor in a similar way as the developers use AS components.
Meta data In general it means "additional data" or "data about data". On web pages, it usually refers to META tags and other information that not directly involves the content of the web page. Within documents, it can refer to data fields that describe other data (for instance a description of an uploaded binary file). For security settings (security on meta data) it means the settings that are applied on components within a document, where the actual security settings are calculated at run-time.
Publish date The publish date is a document attribute that describes the earliest time that the document is available on the web site. It will no longer be available after the archive date. All content on the web site, even templates, uses this date information.
Presentation Template (PT) A "Presentation template", or PT, describes the presentation of another document. Presentation templates are part of the EPT technology.
PTID The identity of a PT document.
Query string This is the information that is included after the question mark in an URL. The values are assigned to identifiers with an equal sign and are separated by ampersand signs.
Security Descriptor A Security Descriptor is an object that exists for every protected object such as a document or a category in Content Studio. The descriptor specifies the owner of the object and contains an Access Control List (ACL) that specifies what can be done with the object.
Session Each user that is connected to the web site is assigned a session identity that is used to verify the users access rights. If the user has been idle too long the session expires, and when reconnecting a new session is initiated. Data can be stored in session variables that have the same life span as the corresponding session.
SessionID An integer that uniquely identifies a specific user session on the server. The user session is initialized as soon as the authenticated user connects The session automatically expires after a number of minutes of inactivity, depending on the site configuration.
Unit Units are used to define section or functions on the web site, immediately under the site-root in the IFS. The units are often used to manage internal security settings or to separate web sites.
UnitID An integer that uniquely identifies a specific document unit on the server.
Webitor This is a user-friendly WYSIWYG editor that supports HTML, Javascript, ASP, style sheets, drag-and-drop and many other things. To enable good accessibilty of the generated code, it is possible to limit the set of possible options.
Writer A writer is a person (or role) that work with the content of the web site (similar to an editor). They have no access to implementation details and security settings. They have no right to approve and publish material.
WYSIWYG "What You See Is What you Get" is used to describe editors where you can edit the text which have the same look in the edit as the final result. The Webitor is an example of such an editor.
XML eXtensive Markup Language a data format that is readable for both computers and people. It is an industrial standard used by partners of the market-leading operators. Content Studio supports XML for the documents that are handled by the editing form.
XML Index The engine used by Content Studio to index the XML that is used within the system.
XML Schema A document that describes how the Xml document is composed and can contain rules that specifies what type of data it can contain. There are two main types of Xml schemas, regular schemas (Xsd) and Xdr schemas. The Xdr schema is an old Microsoft standard that has become obsolete and thus should not be used in new projects.