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Jörg Krause, Introducing Web Development, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2499-1_1

1. Protocols of the Web

Jörg Krause

(1)Berlin, Germany

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. ...

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