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CDF

Common Data Format. A library and toolkit for multi-dimensional data sets.

CDF

(1) (Central Distribution Frame) A connecting unit (typically a hub) that acts as a central distribution point to all the nodes in a zone or domain. See MDF.

(2) (Channel Definition Format) The XML file format used in Microsoft's earlier push technology. See Active Channel.
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Intermind's intellectual property is expected to have broad implications for various standards now under consideration by industry groups, including Channel Definition Format (CDF) and applications of Resource Description Format (RDF).
When used in combination with one of the standard push techniques such as Microsoft's Channel Definition Format (CDF) or Netscape's Netcaster, corporations can implement high function, hands-off application distribution over the web today for a very low cost.
Anyone who manages large amounts of data can use Netscape's Netcaster or Microsoft's Channel Definition Format to "push" updated cubed of data to the desktop, giving everyone the ability to subscribe to updates in dbProbe 2.
0, like dynamic HTML and Channel Definition Format (CDF)-based webcasting; dynamic HTML will enable AOL to create highly interactive web pages with colors, images and text styles that can change quickly based on user interaction, and CDF enables users to define and schedule automatic and efficient downloading of their favorite content.
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