In HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol), a request is a single unit of communication from the client (your web browser) to the server (the website). A request is answers with a response that can either contain the data your request asked for, tell your browser that the content has moved, that it no longer exists, or that an error occurred while retrieving it.


The World Wide Web

Since I was first exposed to the Internet back in 1995, people have erroneously had a tendency to use the terms Internet and World Wide Web interchangeably. It may take the mind of a true geek to really care about the difference, but the World Wide Web is actually only a small fraction of the Internet.

This article is the first in a series meant to supplement the web design course that I’m currently teaching at SUN Area Career & Technology Center. I will define the Internet and the World Wide Web, talk briefly about their history, and discuss a few of the web’s defining features.

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