How The Internet Works Pt. 2

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Greg Burton - Tech Writing

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  • The browser sends an HTTP request to the web server, and the server responds with a permanent redirect
  • This exchange ensures a user will travel to the desired URL
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  • 301
  • GET
  • The browser follows the redirect, and the server 'handles' the request
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  • GET
  • The server sends back an HTML response, and the browser begins rendering the HTML
  • Even before the browser has received the entire HTML document, it begins rendering the website
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  • 200
  • The browser sends requests for objects embedded in html
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  • - Images - CSS Stylesheets - JavaScript Files
  • GET
  • This basically keeps the browser refreshed, useful for things such as live chats and seeing who is still online
  • The browser sends further asynchronous  (AJAX) requests
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  • GET
  • <XML/>
  • I'll just continue believing it runs on magic!
  • It sounds very complicated and time consuming, but all of this occurs in just a blink of an eye!
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