Useful Terms, Glossary


Absolute Link/URL

An absolute link is a hyperlink containing a full URL, which includes all the information needed to find a particular site, page or document or another addressable item on the Internet. If you are linking from one page to another on the same website, do not use an absolute link; use a relative link. A relative URL is any URL that doesn't explicitly specify the protocol (e.g., " http:// " or " https:// ") and/or domain ( ), which forces the visitor's web browser (or the search engine bots) to assume it refers to the same site on which the URL appears. See your IT representative or ask a UNT Drupal trainer, should you have questions about these important differences in the links.

Accessibility and Alt Tags

The required alt attribute specifies an alternate text for an image if the image cannot be displayed or the person accessing the pages uses a screen reader. The video Section 508, Accessibility and the Law in the U.S. provides a review of the requirements.


Users create accounts by registering on the site or receiving log-in information (username andpassword) from a site administrator. When the user is logged in under that account, any content he or she creates in the future will be associated with them.


A subset link inside a page that leads directly to that section of the page.

Associated Press Stylebook or AP Stylebook

You may look on Wikipedia for a quick definition, but still wonder what it has to do with your website at UNT. The first reference source for University of North Texas style is the Associated Press Stylebook. For posting longer documents to the web – more than 13 pages in length, The Chicago Manual of Style may be used. For material not covered by the AP Stylebook, URCM directs us to use Webster’s New World College Dictionary, fourth edition, for spelling, style, usage and foreign geographic names. UNT online access to the AP StylebookAvailable at Barnes and Noble. UNT Drupal Training handout.


A visitor to a Drupal website who is not currently logged in. Drupal considers any such visitor as being the anonymous user, with the user ID 0, and belonging to the anonymous user role.