Chapter 1. The Evolution of the Web Server

In this chapter

It has been a long journey from the original Web page to Java Server Pages. This chapter gives you a brief overview of the evolution of the Web server and Web programming. If you are really anxious to jump into JSP programming, skip ahead to Chapter 2, "Getting Started with Java Server Pages," because this chapter doesn't introduce any technical details required for the rest of the book. It is nice, however, to understand how things came to be the way they are.

The Basic Web Server

Originally, the World Wide Web was a network of hypertext ...

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