Section I: Server-Based Architectures

CHAPTER 1

Introduction

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Server-based architectures encompass technologies that most of us associate with the World Wide Web. In this section of the book, we strive to redefine common notions of the Web and Internet to encompass new approaches to delivering content over the public network. Today, the conventional notion of a Website is quickly giving way to something entirely different. The Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), for example, is being overtaken by the next-generation XML and XHTML standards. New forms of hardware all over the infrastructure — from faster server CPUs and data bus technology to broadband ...

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