Chapter 7. Web Servers, Server-Side Java, and More

  • Inside an HTTP Server

  • Common Gateway Interface and CGI Scripts

  • Servlets

  • Dynamic Documents

  • A Servlet Version of the Featured App

  • Java Server Pages

  • Multipurpose Servers

What if your normal Web server was capable of providing dynamic network content? If it could go out and connect to other distributed objects, using solutions from earlier in this book, it would be able to funnel information to a client without the client even once knowing of the machinery behind the scenes. So far we have discussed alternatives that have brought networked computing to the client side while creating specific client applications to accept that information. With the Java Web Server, a servlet, in essence a server-side applet, ...

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