The New Web

The Web continues to grow more sophisticated as programmers and vendors build new and better variations. In recent years, the Web has come to rely more on custom services and special-purpose applications. In these new contexts, the Web server and Web browser are little more than links in an extensive delivery infrastructure. In fact, the concept of application data delivered through HTTP has outgrown the Web itself and is now simply a tool for software development. You'll learn more about the so-called Web services architecture in Hour 23. In the meantime, the following sections discuss some recent developments in the Web world. You'll learn about:

  • Web multimedia

  • Web transactions

  • Peer-to-peer

As you read the following sections, note ...

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