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Are minifying and bundling the same operation?

I have the problem that MediaWiki doesn't support certain new JavaScript syntaxes (possibly >= ES 2015); quoting from MediaWiki support desk: MediaWiki performs JavaScript bundle and minification. ...
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Is it true to say that the terms DNS server and Nameserver are generally synonymous?

Is it true to say that the terms DNS server and Nameserver are generally synonymous? I don't think that in 100% of the cases when someone says a "DNS server" they necessarily mean to a name(...
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Do native web applications utilize the world wide web or only the internet?

While it is clear to me that "websites" utilize the particular web named "World Wide Web" which by itself based upon the particular Wide Area Network named "Internet", it ...
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Is there a widely used term for panels based on tools or pages

A website client whose site is built with a CMS was confused about the fact that a particular panel changes, based on what part of the dashboard she is working in. I wanted to explain that it is ...
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What exactly is a 'Topic', when it comes to website content?

What exactly is a 'Topic', when it comes to website content, and how should it be integrated into a website? My current understanding is, that a 'Topic' is larger than a single blog post but too ...
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Can we call a site search result page "SERP"?

I've worked in SEO company and I'm familiar with SERP term. I've moved to another company and in this company, we have an Elastic Search server which we send data to it and use it as search handler. ...
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SAQ A-EP - what do the initials stand for?

When it comes to delegating PCI compliance to payment service providers, there are two types of integrations: SAQ A and SAQ A-EP. SAQ means Self-Assessment Questionnaire. But I can't figure out what "...
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Correct terminology for permalinks, canonical URLs, and SEO words in the URL

I am working on a site where the term "permalink" refers to the SEO-adaptation of the title of a post. The URL structure is a WordPress-like structure, like: http://example.com/<year>/<...
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Does Semantic Search also mean Semantic SEO?

I am doing a long essay on SEO and just wanted to be totally clear on the fact Semantic Search - the process of optimizing search engines to understand the query and display information accurately, ...
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Jargon for when your site's bandwidth quota is eaten up by traffic from a backlink in a popular blog? [duplicate]

This happens every now and then on the web. Charlie has a personal blog where they posts about technical stuff. One day a popular site finds about their posts, and decides to do an article on it, ...
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What is Grey Hat SEO?

What is grey hat SEO? I'm not sure what it is. Please give me description of grey hat SEO.
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Is Schema.org a kind of markup ontology language? [closed]

Can I say "Schema.org is a kind of markup ontology language"?
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Is there a term for the moment when a lot of users visit/log onto your website at the same time?

Is there a term for the moment when a lot of users visit/log onto your website at the same time?
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Clarify terminology: top level domain, second level domain, and apex domain

Till today, I thought I knew the definition of TLD, SLD, apex domains and so on. But speaking with some people it seems that I'm making confusion. Here's what I think: .com is a top level domain (TLD)...
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