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Linux and Unix Shell Programming by David Tansley

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29.1. What is a Web page?

A Web page or document consists of HTML tags. When a browser connects to your Web page, the document lets the browser know how to display the page. The page can consist of many things including links that allow your pages to connect to other pages, colour, highlighting, character sizes, lines and tables. A page can also consist of pictures and sounds.

There are two types of Web pages: dynamic and static. Static pages are only used to display information or perhaps to download files. Dynamic pages are interactive; they can generate reports for you using information that you give. Dynamic pages are also used to display changing information in real time, such as stock prices or monitoring tasks. To be able to carry out ...

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