Wilde's WWW: Technical Foundations of the World Wide Web by Erik WildeWilde's WWW: Technical Foundations of the World Wide Web by Erik Wilde

Wilde's WWW: Technical Foundations of the World Wide Web

byErik Wilde

Paperback | January 23, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info

$132.07 online 
$137.95 list price
Earn 660 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


What is the difference between a URL and a URI? How does HTTP fulfill its task? Why do we need XML? What is it, and will it eventually replace HTML? This book gives answers to these questions and a chore of others that may be asked by attentive inhabitants of cyberspace. The book is, of course, not just a glossary of abbreviations and frequently used terms. It is rather a comprehensive and still succinct presentation of the technology used in the World Wide Web. It is surprising to note that, even though hundreds of books have been published that discuss the Web, there have been none, so far, to thoroughly explain the inner workings of this popular Internet application, which is so simple to use and yet so complex when it comes to really understand what is going on inside. The target audience of this book is perhaps best described by how it was first used by the author himself: A draft version was chosen as the supporting text for a class of practitioners, who attended a continuing education course on WWW technology. These were people who knew what the Web is, and how it may be used for business, but needed to know how the technology works. During the planning for this course, the author found that no suitable book was on the market, and decided to write one himself.
Title:Wilde's WWW: Technical Foundations of the World Wide WebFormat:PaperbackDimensions:594 pagesPublished:January 23, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642958575

ISBN - 13:9783642958571

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Foreword.- Preface.- Overview.- List of Figures.- List of Tables.- Introduction.- Fundamentals.- Universal Resource Identifier (URI).- Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).- Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML).- Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).- Extensible Markup Language (XML).- Scripting and Programming.- HTTP Servers.- Miscellaneous.- Related Technology.- Appendices: HTTP/1.1 Definitions.- HTML 4.0 Definitions.- XML 1.0 Definitions.- References.- Glossary.- Index.