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HTTP Pocket Reference: Hypertext Transfer Protocol (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)) Kindle Edition
The HyperText Transfer Protocol, or HTTP, is the backbone of the World Wide Web. HTTP is the language that each web browser (or other web client) uses to communicate with servers around the world. All web programmers, administrators, and application developers need to be familiar with HTTP in order to work effectively.The HTTP Pocket Reference not only provides a solid conceptual foundation of HTTP, it also serves as a quick reference to each of the headers and status codes that comprise an HTTP transaction. The book starts with a tutorial of HTTP, but then explains the client request and server responses in more detail, and gives a thorough technical explanation of more advanced features of HTTP (such as persistent connections and caching).Most people use the Web every day without knowing anything about HTTP, but for those who need to get "beyond the browser," this book is the place to start.
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Clinton Wong authored Web Client Programming, published by O'Reilly & Associates in 1997. Clinton works on network and security related projects in the Silicon Valley bay area.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B0095PCQH6
- Publisher : O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (June 6, 2000)
- Publication date : June 6, 2000
- Language : English
- File size : 732 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Sticky notes : Not Enabled
- Print length : 137 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #594,921 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What is HTTP? -- HTTP Transactions -- Client Methods -- Server Response Codes -- Headers -- URL Encoding -- Client and Server Identification -- Referring Documents -- Retrieving Content -- Media Types -- Cookies -- Authorization -- Persistent Connections -- Client Caching
This is a SMALL book. "HTTP Pamphlet" would be a better description. As a "Pocket Reference", trust me, it will definitely fit in your pocket. However, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) probably doesn't need more than the 75 pages it is given (after all, it is a pocket reference).
I'm not sure the (price) cover price is right. There are best selling noves 5 times this size that only cost (price). However, technical books, especially computer/programming/networking ones always seem to cost more.
You are better off with the RFC2616, which is more detailed yet better structured and clearer, and less verbose. It just tells you what you need and exactly what you should or shouldn't do. This book does not provide any value over the rfc.
Don't let the old copyright date put you off. This is NOT "old and out of date" information, but is very useful for people who work with HTTP from time to time.
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The book is dated. It does not do a good job of explaining http in a modern context (e.g. for use of http for a ReST paradigm). As I was reading it, I was considering how it would read to a http newbie.
I can't recommend this book.