Week 5: Web infrastructure


  • History of the World Wide Web
  • Browser(war)s: IE, Netscape, Mozilla, standards compliance
  • Dynamic webpages, client side and server side
  • Web applications and database backends
  • W3C and standardization: HTTP, HTML, SGML, XML, XHTML
  • Future directions: semantic web, metadata


  • Compiling and installing the Apache web server


  • - (this topic is not covered in the book)


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