Chapter 2

A Survey of Web Technologies

Application servers are inextricably connected to the Web and Web-related technologies. This chapter provides an overview of how Web browsers and servers operate and details many of the technologies that are prevalent in today’s i*net environments. The chapter is intended to provide a concise description of important Web technologies for the reader who does not have an extensive Web programming background.

Overview of Web Browser and Server Operation

There are two necessary software components required to complete a Web transaction: the Web browser and the Web server. The Web browser is software that resides on a client machine, which could be a PC, laptop, personal digital assistant, Web phone, or a specialized ...

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