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few seconds you will find yourself connected to the computer at MSRL of
Panasonic in Tokyo and displayed on your computer screen will be the document
that gives detailed information about MSRL of Panasonic.
Hypertext documents on the Internet are known as Web Pages. Web Pages are
created by using a special language called HyperText Markup Language (HTML
in short). HTML is a subset of the more generalized language called Standard
Generalized Markup Language (SGML in short) which is a powerful language for
linking documents for easier electronic access and manipulation of documents.
HTML is becoming a de-facto industrial standard for creating Web Pages.
The WWW uses the client-server model and an Internet Protocol called HyperText
Transport Protocol (HTTP in short) for interaction between the computers on the
Internet. Any computer on the Internet that uses the HTTP protocol is called a
Web Server and any computer that can access that server is called a Web Client.
The use of the client-server model and the HTTP allows different kinds of
computers on the Internet to interact with each other. For example, a Unix
workstation may be the web server and a Windows PC may be the web client if
both of them use the HTTP protocol for transmitting and receiving information.
To be used as a web client, a computer needs to be loaded with a special software
tool that is known as WWW browser (or browser in short). Browsers normally
provide the following navigation facilities to help users save time when they are
jumping from server to server while Internet surfing: 1. Unlike FTP and Telnet, browsers do not require a user to remotely log in to a
server computer and then to log out again when the user has finished accessing
information stored on the server computer.
Browsers allow a user to specify an URL address of a server computer to
facilitate the user to directly visit the server computer's site and to access
information stored on it. URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. It is an
addressing scheme used by WWW browsers...
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This document was uploaded on 04/07/2014.
- Spring '14