Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring HTTP, part of Web Development Foundations: Web Technologies.
…Have you ever wondered what the HTTP portion of your URL is referring to?…HTTP stands for hypertext transfer protocol. And…it's the standard protocol for transferring resources…on the web. Now, remember a protocol…is simply a standardized format for transmitting…data between two devices. In this case, your browser is an HTTP client while the…web server that hosts the requested site is…an HTTP server. Now the browser sends an…HTTP request explaining which resources that it requires.…
And that in turn, prompts the server to send…an HTTP response which, in most cases, includes…the resources that were requested. There are other…web protocols commonly used to transfer data and…most differ based on the type of data requested,…which data compression to use, if any, and how the client and server communicate to…each other that information has been requested and…recieved. Other common protocols that you may encounter…include FTP, SMTP, and RTP. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and is the most…widely used protocol for sending and receiving files…
- Working with web clients and servers
- Exploring HTTP
- How browsers work
- Structuring HTML
- Controlling presentation with CSS
- Dealing with data
- Working with a content management system (like WordPress)
- Using cloud services
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to the Web
2. Front-End Technology
3. Back-End Technology
4. Assembly Technologies
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