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hot linking

As with other links, hotlinks link two web pages together, but in the case of hotlinks they are two programs, with one program instructing the other to perform data changesor updates. This ensures constant updating of the corresponding programs.

The term hotlink is usually also used for data-intensive media such as video clips or audio sequences, which can be imported into the website via the hotlink. The advantage of a hotlink lies in the relief of the own web server, because no own memory must be made available for the medium. However, such a hot link requires the consent of the operator of the other website. For the website operator of the originator, the traffic increases.

There are also websites that actively support hot linking. Youtube and GoogleVideo, for example.

Englisch: hot linking
Updated at: 04.12.2012
#Words: 130
Links: arsenic (As), link, program, data, constant
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