Chapter 4. Introduction to Web Delivery of interMedia Multimedia Data

Multimedia data must be delivered to a program that is capable of exhibiting it since this data cannot be exhibited in text. The most used technology for computer-based multimedia data is the Web. In this chapter we will introduce various techniques to get your multimedia onto the Web from the database. We will also explain how multimedia data is handled by standard programs over the Web.

HTTP Delivery

Web browsers use HTTP (hyper text transfer protocol) to communicate with Web servers. This protocol is used to deliver text, multimedia data, and other information to and from the browser on request. HTTP is also used in other programs to obtain data, for example, a Java program ...

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