28.1. A simple web-client, web-server interaction

The simplest way for a web service to operate is to deliver web pages on demand from clients. Figure 28.1 gives the overall architecture. This section gives an overview of the required naming, location and communication to make this happen together with an introduction to web server organization, document markup and display.

Figure 28.1. Architecture of a client–server interaction.

Web pages are documents which may take a variety of forms. They may be simple ASCII text, pdf or postscript but more usually are marked up according to a document standard. Document markup standards were of interest many ...

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