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a) Describe and give an example of a web database.

b) Discuss proper netiquette for participants in such internet services as newsgroups and mailing lists.

c) Explain the difference between system design and system analysis.

e) If a PC seems slugging ,what could you do to try to speed it up without resorting to purchasing an entirely new system?

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a) A web database stores large amount of information in an organized format that is easily accessible to everyone. We can get access to the data via the internet from anywhere in the world or we can create a database driven website by using such databases. We can modify the database very easily without intense HTML programming. These can be used to design a database driven website. In a database driven website, you have a web page that grabs information from a database (the web page is connected to the database by programming.) and inserts that information into the web page each time it is loaded. If the information stored in the database changes, the web page connected to the database will also change accordingly and automatically without human intervention.

Examples of a web database:
1. http://www.nrf.ac.za/wir/wirdbase.htm : The directory of women in academics and research in South Africa and contains the contact details of all of ...

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This response discusses the concepts of a web database, netiquette, system design compared to system analysis, and slugging.