How the Internet Works

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Que Publishing, 1998 - Internet - 323 pages
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Have you ever wanted to know how data travels from computer to computer, around the world? Have you ever wondered how web sites can track users or how newsgroups work? How the Internet Works not only tells the reader how it works, but shows them with easy to follow, four-color visual spreads tracking the path data flows and the hardware involved. Now entering its fourth year, How the Internet Works helps you understand the latest in Internet and networking technology from cookies and data tracking to web sound and video. Its intelligent visual approach demystifies the technology in a format that appeals to readers of all levels. Content includes explanations of digital certificates, extranets, Interact telephony, meta-searches and scripting languages such as XML and dynamic HTML.
  

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Contents

Chapter
1
Anatomy of
20
Chapter
26
Chapter 6
27
Connecting to
50
Chapter 12
59
Communicating
78
How Email Works
85
Chapter 25
175
Chapter 32
180
Advanced Internet
186
How Java ActiveX and JavaScript Work
196
Chapter 35
207
Chapter 37
213
Chapter 38
223
The Internet
243

6hapter21
115
How Markup Languages Work
158
Chapter 28
166
How Imagemaps and Interactive Forms
172
Chapter 45
263
Index
300
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About the author (1998)

Preston Gralla is the editor of WindowsDevCenter.com and OnDotNet. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Internet Annoyances, PC Pest Control, and Windows XP Hacks, Second Edition, and co-author of Windows XP Cookbook. As an award-winning author and technology expert, Preston has written articles for major national newspapers and magazines and has also appeared on several TV and radio programs.

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