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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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CHAPTER 32. The Hypertext Transfer Protocol

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

The Beginning of HTTP 628

Defining HTTP 629

URLs, URIs, and URNs 630

The Internet is certainly familiar to readers of this book. Web pages are coded using the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), as well as Java, ASP, and many other technologies. Underlying all of these technologies is an Application layer protocol—the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). HTTP is the underlying application protocol that is used to deliver Web pages to your browser. Like other protocols (FTP, Telnet, and others) the transport protocol for HTTP is usually the TCP/IP suite of protocols, using port 80. HTTP can be sent over other network protocols, but that option is rarely used ...

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