Internet Security

Is the Internet tied up into a web?

Response: Well, kind of.

The Web is not the Internet. The Web runs on top of the Internet, in a sense. The Web is the collection of HTTP servers that hold and process web sites we see. The Internet is the collection of physical devices and communication protocols used to transverse these web sites and interact with them. (These issues were touched upon in Chapter 2.) The web sites look the way they do because their creators used a language that dictates the look, feel, and functionality of the page. Web browsers enable users to read web pages by enabling them to request and accept web pages via HTTP, and the user’s browser converts the language (HTML, DHTML, and XML) into a format that can ...

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