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The Illustrated Network, 2nd Edition by Walter Goralski

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Chapter 26

Hypertext Transfer Protocol

Abstract

In this chapter, you will learn about the HTTP protocol used on the Web, including the major message types and HTTP methods. We’ll also discuss the status codes and headers used in HTTP.

You will learn how URLs are structured and how to decipher them. We’ll also take a brief look at the use of cookies and how they apply to the Web.

Keywords

HTTP; HTML; TCP/IP; URL; ASP page; SSL; cookies

What You Will Learn

In this chapter, you will learn about the HTTP protocol used on the Web, including the major message types and HTTP methods. We’ll also discuss the status codes and headers used in HTTP.

You will learn how URLs are structured and how to decipher them. We’ll also take a brief look at the use of cookies ...

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