Media praise for HTTP Pocket Reference
"All of us use HTTP via our browsers on a daily basis, but likely it's rare that we interact with it on a more personal nature. What our browsers hide, the 'HTTP Pocket Reference' reveals to those looking for a little bit more depth to their relationship with this well-used protocol...If you're looking for something to help you out when you want to debug server problems by talking to your server via telnet on port 80, or if you're just curious about what's going on behind the scenes of your browser then this book will be very helpful. It provides coverage that will help you become familiar enough with the protocol without having to wade through the depth of the related RFCs. Overall rating: 9/10 "
"[Consumers] will find the fine 'pocket references' produced by O'Reilly to be compact and affordable."
-- , The Computer Shelf: Midwest Book Review
--Dan Hanks, Provo LUG, July 2002
"For those that want to understand what goes on underneath the hood, this book is an excellent reference."
--Doug Larson, San Diego Mac Users Group, August 2001
"For such a thin book, it manages to cram technical facts, dumps of HTTP transactions, many diagrams and tables within only 80 pages...This book is the perfect starting point for the curious and uninitiated web surfers who want to deepen their knowledge of how it all works. For the technical professional, this will serve as the quick reference guide to server response codes, HTTP headers, character encoding, and Internet MIME types."
--Andrew Ford, Apache Week
"The Internet is in full swing, more and more people are starting to create content for the web using some of the new HTML (HyperText Markup Language) tools available. For those that want to understand what goes on underneath the hood, this book is an excellent reference."
--Donald W. Lawson, sd.znet.com/, Aug 18, 2000
"This small book, like the other pocket guides I've reviewed, has a lot to offer. It gives you a good overview of what the HyperText Transfer Protocol is and is also an excellent reference manual for the headers and status codes that are in an HTTP transaction. This is a powerful tool, and this book is really helpful to understanding how to use it."
--Jennifer Kyrnin, Focus on HTML/XML