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 ...