Chapter 13. Web Communications

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) over TCP/IP is the protocol used between Web-browser– and Web-server–based communications. Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programs have long been the traditional means by which Web servers allowed a programmatic interface to HTTP requests and responses. Servlets offer a simple and more efficient Java-based mechanism for interfacing with HTTP requests and responses from within a Web server process. This chapter is mostly conceptual in nature and describes the Web-based communications model for you in the context of your reading about the other communications models utilized by ...

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