Web scraping involves the extraction and storage of certain data from a website. It all takes place automatically thanks to special software. Using web harvesting, companies are able to be more competitive and develop new products faster. But the process isn’t always legal. We explain what aspects are important to keep in mind.
XPath provides you with a syntax that clearly addresses the elements of an XML document. As a path description language, XPath is the basis for query languages such as XQuery or the transformation of XML documents via XSLT. We’ll introduce to you the XPath data model and use examples to illustrate XPath syntax.
The international IPTC-IIM standard for describing images allows information such as copyright notices, names, and headings to be saved and made available directly within the image data. The standardised file format makes it easier for editorial and press agencies to archive their images. Learn how to include and view IPTC image metadata.
For us, the process seems simple: We instruct a program to send data to a different software application to be processed there. But the programs are often coded by various manufacturers, sometimes even in different languages, and yet the data transfer works. APIs make this possible! But how do these application programming interfaces work?
It’s only logical: The more browsing history you save, the more space it will take up on your device. Is it time to delete your Chrome history? If you're trying to free up space, clearing the list of web pages you've visited is a good place to start. We also recommend clearing this cache on a regular basis for security reasons. In this tutorial, we'll explain how to clear your Chrome history....
Trying to restore your tabs in Chrome? Accidentally closed your Chrome browser or individual tabs and simply can’t find those pages again? As a Google Chrome user, you can prevent this from happening, thanks to a built-in feature that lets you restore your most recently closed tabs. How do you restore tabs in Chrome, and does it make a difference if you want to restore individual or multiple tabs?...
What exactly is a screenshot? How do you create one? And how do the different screenshot shortcuts work when trying to create screenshots on Mac and Windows? Besides the built-in features on operating systems, what are the other, third-party options when it comes to screenshot tools? We’ll take you through our introductory guide to making screenshots and the best keyboard shortcuts and screenshot...
The EXIF standard contains additional information about pictures. All JPEG and TIFF formats contain EXIF data, including details about the camera lens, camera model, date, and even GPS data. You should become familiar with EXIF if you want to protect data or need information for archiving and working with pictures. We’ll explain how to find, view, and save EXIF data.
In the late 1990s, the XML-RPC specification laid the foundation for the basic practical interfaces of our modern web services. The precursor to technologies such as SOAP describes the simplest way to execute functions via RPC remote access. Here, you will learn what roles this XML format and the HTTP(S) transfer protocol play.
What are the disadvantages of legacy code? Very old code is usually incomprehensible to programmers and is difficult to maintain and use since it is based on outdated software versions or was written by other companies. Legacy code cannot be checked using regression testing, but there are still good ways to deal with it.
IONOS Website Guide: website advice for all
A website isn’t just a website – these days, there are countless ways to create an online presence in a way that matches your expectations. The ‘Websites’ section of the IONOS Digital Guide offers detailed information about creating, managing, and optimising websites as well as facts and general background information on the World Wide Web. For a closer look, you can also explore one of several subcategories about different topics. Here, we present website advice for everyone, from mere enthusiasts to qualified professionals.
What’s in the IONOS Website Guide?
Website advice for beginners, advanced users, and professionals
The Website Guide serves as an information portal for small and medium-sized companies, along with developers, web designers, technology lovers, and general internet enthusiasts. Many articles on the IONOS Digital Guide require little background knowledge, though some are also aimed at more experienced users. Beginners can enjoy posts on topics like ‘What exactly is a website?’, ‘The basics for modern web development’, or ‘How are websites accessed?’, while more advanced readers can broaden their knowledge of specific topics with comprehensive articles and tutorials. So whether you are a novice, an advanced user, or a professional: our handy Website Guide has plenty of useful tips and tricks to help you become an expert on the World Wide Web.