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Building Web Applications with UML by Jim Conallen

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Chapter 4. Beyond HTTP and HTML

The basic architecture for Web systems includes a client browser, a web server, and a connecting network. The principal protocol for communication is the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The principal language for expressing the content between the client and the server is the HyperText Markup Language (HTML). For many Web applications, these are enough on which to base a robust and sophisticated Web application. Internet applications especially benefit from this simplicity, since requiring sophisticated software and high-speed connections on clients is not always possible.

With the recent successes of Web applications, more and more architects are choosing this architecture for their next generations of systems. ...

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