Web Protocols and Practice: HTTP/1.1, Networking Protocols, Caching, and Traffic Measurement
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Authors: ,
Tags: HyperText Transfer Protocol, Web Cache
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Publication Year: 2001
Length: 672 pages
ASIN: 0201710889
ISBN: 9780201710885
Web Protocols and Practice: HTTP/1.1, Networking Protocols, Caching, and Traffic Measurement is an all-in-one reference to the core technologies underlying the World Wide Web. The book provides an authoritative and in-depth look at the systems and protocols responsible for the transfer of content across the Web. The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is responsible for nearly three-quarters of the traffic on todays Internet. This books extensive treatment of HTTP/1.1 and its interaction with other network protocols make it an indispensable resource for both practitioners and students. Providing both the evolution and complete details of the basic building blocks of the Web, Web Protocols and Practice begins with an overview of Web software components and follows up with a description of the suite of protocols that form the semantic core of how content is delivered on the Web. The book later examines Web measurement and workload characterization and presents a cutting-edge report on Web caching and multimedia streaming. It concludes with a discussion on research perspectives that highlight topics that may affect the future evolution of the Web. Numerous examples and case studies thr
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