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HTTP Pocket Reference (Pocket Reference)by Clinton Wong
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The HyperText Transfer Protocol, or HTTP, is the backbone of the World Wide Web. HTTP is the language that each web browser (or other web client) uses to communicate with servers around the world. All web programmers, administrators, and application developers need to be familiar with HTTP in order to work effectively.
The HTTP Pocket Reference not only provides a solid conceptual foundation of HTTP, it also serves as a quick reference to each of the headers and status codes that comprise an HTTP transaction. The book starts with a tutorial of HTTP, but then explains the client request and server responses in more detail, and gives a thorough technical explanation of more advanced features of HTTP (such as persistent connections and caching).
Most people use the Web every day without knowing anything about HTTP, but for those who need to get "beyond the browser," this book is the place to start.
This book provides a solid conceptual foundation of HTTP so Web programmers, administrators, and application developers can concentrate on working effectively. The book serves as a handy, quick reference to each of the headers and status codes used to compose an HTTP transaction.
The HyperText Transfer Protocol, or HTTP, is the backbone of the World Wide Web. This text not only offers a solid conceptual foundation of HTTP, it also serves as a quick reference to each of the headers and status codes that comprise an HTTP transaction.
About the Author
Clinton Wong authored Web Client Programming, published by O'Reilly & Associates in 1997. Clinton works on network and security related projects in the Silicon Valley bay area.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: HTTP Pocket Reference; 1.1 What Is HTTP?; 1.2 HTTP Transactions; 1.3 Client Methods; 1.4 Server Response Codes; 1.5 Headers; 1.6 URL Encoding; 1.7 Client and Server Identification; 1.8 Referring Documents; 1.9 Retrieving Content; 1.10 Media Types; 1.11 Cookies; 1.12 Authorization; 1.13 Persistent Connections; 1.14 Client Caching;
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