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Term Description Abbrev Vocab
Cascading style sheets

Cascading style sheets (CSS), allows a page written in HTML, or other markup languages, to be displayed in ways limited only by the imagination. HTML gives a page structure; CSS gives a page stylestyleSTYLE.

Before CSS, programmers had to change every page affected, just to make one HTML ...

CSS Glossary
Comma Separated Values

In computing, a comma-separated values (CSV) file stores tabular data in plain text. Each line is a data record and each record consists of one or more fields, separated by commas. The use of the comma as a separator is the source of the name for this file format.


Content is information gathered. All content belongs to a certain content type, each with a pre-defined collections of fields, forms, and pages that offer different ways of entering and displaying the content.

Content Management Framework

A content management framework (CMF) is a system that provides reusable components for building applications that manage user content.

A CMF may be used to create a content management system (CMS), and even shares aspects of a web application framework and a content management system.

CMF Glossary
Content Management System

 A Content Management System (CMS) is software that provides web-based publishing, format management, revision control, indexing, search, and retrieval to authorized users, among other things.


CMS Glossary
Content subtype

All content is classified as a certain content type, (See list of Content types). Content types are further classified into content subtypes, (See list of Content subtypes).

subtype Glossary
Content type

All content on this website is categorized by content type. Content type determines the layout of the page and the fields available. Answer, Page, Poll, Post, Question, and Wiki are all "Content types", and each have their own way of displaying information.

For the entire list and descriptions click Content types.

type Glossary

Contexts remove ambiguity from values that may have multiple meanings.

They are relationships that determine what unbound variables refer to (tokens, placeholder variables and contextual filters) and allow them to find specific data, after the fact.

When a %variable is included in a View or Panel path, such as "node/%id", %id may refer to NodeID, UserID, ContentID, or GroupID, etc.

When %id is given a context of User, then %id would then only refer to UserID. With a context set to User, more information about the user with the...

Contextual Filter

Contextual Filters (known in previous versions of Views as "Arguments") are input that are usually used as additional criteria with which to filter a view.

While they often come from the URL, they don't always. Don't be shocked when they don't. Each display type may have its own source for contextual filters.

In general, contextual filters are used to filter the view, and in that sense they have a very close relationship to filters. However, this isn't necessarily true for every contextual filter. Contextual filters can be used for any purpose, really; the extent of what the contextual filter does is up...

Contextual Filters