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Web Technology: Theory and Practice by M. Srinivasan

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9.1 TRACING THE PATH OF A REQUEST—A DIFFERENT VIEW

Recall the diagram explained in the first section on Web Essentials, where a typical HTTP request is traced out. Imagine the same scenario, but with a different conceptual view where it is split into two areas—the client which acts as a requestor and the service which acts as the resource. This way, the resource can cater to any number of such requests as long as they all follow a certain set of conventions and standardized interface while communicating between server and the client.

The path that is traced is shown in the Figure 9.1. Removing the shaded blocks, it is actually the same figure appearing in the section on Web Essentials (Figure 2.8). Conceptually imagine that the two shaded portions ...

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