The Mighty, Mighty Browser

Behold the mighty browser:


A web browser is an extraordinarily complex piece of technology that we use every day. Amazingly, it’s also pretty dumb about some things.

When we tell a browser that we want a website or a page on a website, it sends a request through the Internet to a publicly available machine:


As you can see, when you ask your browser to show a site, your browser makes a request through the Internet. This request asks one particular web server for information that it has. That information might be an HTML ...

Get 3D Game Programming for Kids now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.