How Does the Web Work?
We’re going to take a break from writing Dart programs (but we hardly got started, you say!) to understand the fundamentals of the World Wide Web, in preparation for working with it more extensively in our Dart programs. Hopefully you will find this detour and the hodge-podge of information about the Web that it features informative and interesting. Given what a large impact the Web has had on everyone’s lives, it would probably be good if the public at large knew more about how the Web works.
Retrieving a Web Site
You saw in Chapter 2 that the structure and content of a web site is defined in an HTML document. ...