HTTP Essentials with Cdrom

HTTP Essentials with Cdrom

by Stephen A. Thomas
     
 
The first complete reference guide to the essential Web protocol
As applications and services converge and Web technologies not only assume HTTP but require developers to manipulate it, it is becoming increasingly crucial for network managers, Web masters, and anyone working with HTTP to understand the nuts and bolts of this most prevalent Web protocol. This book

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The first complete reference guide to the essential Web protocol
As applications and services converge and Web technologies not only assume HTTP but require developers to manipulate it, it is becoming increasingly crucial for network managers, Web masters, and anyone working with HTTP to understand the nuts and bolts of this most prevalent Web protocol. This book provides complete documentation and explanation of the protocol, including advanced and experimental extensions. Readers will get core guidance on implementing HTTP 1.1 in their products, including how to accelerate HTTP in large scale Web sites, how to secure it, and how to handle compatibility issues with versions 0.9 and 1.0. HTTP switching and invisible HTTP operations such as option negotiations, status checks, and path tracing are also examined.

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This guide explains the protocol that defines how Web browsers communicate with Web servers, the mechanisms that keep that communication secure, and techniques for accelerating HTTP. Topics include the structure and format of HTTP messages; security technologies such as SSL, TLS, and SHTTP; and how to handle compatibility between HTTP versions. Coverage extends to related technologies such as Proxy Auto Configuration (PAC), Web Proxy Auto Discovery (WPAD), Web Cache Coordination Protocol (WCCP), Internet Cache Protocol (ICP) and Hypertext Caching Protocol (HTCP). The CD-ROM contains the entire text in a searchable Adobe Acrobat file. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471398233
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/01/1901
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.51(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

STEPHEN THOMAS is cofounder and Chief Technical Officer for TransNexus, a leading provider of Internet e-commerce solutions. A frequent speaker at conferences and trade shows, Thomas has been actively involved in TCP/IP standard development and has coauthored and contributed to numerous Internet RFCs. He has written extensively for technical, trade, and popular audiences and is the author of several books, including, most recently, SSL and TLS Essentials: Securing the Web (Wiley).

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