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An interface between some external source of information and a World Wide Web server. In this instance a gateway is a web enabled search mechanism which allows users to search a distributed network of directory nodes.

A gateway is a computer system for exchanging information across incompatible networks that use different protocols. The term gateway has become synonymous with portal, or Web portal, which proposes to be a major starting site on the Web. Portals can be general (such as Yahoo) or specific (such as the Canadian Federal Government Web site).
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Source Publication:
Office for National Statistics (ONS), "National statistics, methods and quality report: Glossary of terms"; unpublished + compnetworking.about.com.


Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

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Created on Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, June 12, 2013