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Topic Overview - Project Overview A web browser is a...

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Project Overview A web browser is a computer program used to access information on a network. Computer users can access the Internet through web browsers in order to display web pages. Browsers retrieve codes from a web server that render the code in order to display the desired web page. A user types the URL, or web address, into the browser’s address bar in order to tell the browser where to obtain the desired information. The browser digests the URL in two parts. The first section is the protocol, which in most instances is “http://”. Now the browser knows the webpage uses a HyperText Transfer Protocol and interprets the address after the protocol to see where to retrieve the web pages. There are many different companies that produce web browsers featuring various styles. The main purpose of a web browser is to supply a user with information resources through easy navigation and enticing displays. Web browsers allow users to access images, audio, video and more. The browser is able to read an html document and display it as a web page. One popular service provided by web browsers is the ability to access email – a common mode of communication. Ultimately, web browsers aid the experience of accessing the Internet. Safari Overview:
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course IST 195 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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