This chapter offers a very compact overview of protocols, which you should know if you want to develop web applications actively. The information in this chapter is roughly divided into the following sections:
The OSI reference model
The internet protocols family, with TCP/IP and DNS
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Standardization with RFCs
If you occupy yourself with protocols or technical procedures of the Internet, you’ll always be confronted by RFCs (Request For Comments). The RFCs serve as a public panel for technical and organizational related to the Internet. ...