Web Application Architecture: Principles, Protocols and Practices

In-depth examination of concepts and principles of Web application development Completely revised and updated, this popular book returns with coverage on a range of new technologies. Authored by a highly respected duo, this edition provides an in-depth examination of the core concepts and general principles of Web application development. Packed with examples featuring specific technologies, this book is divided into three sections: HTTP protocol as a foundation for Web applications, markup languages (HTML, XML, and CSS), and survey of emerging technologies. After a detailed introduction to the history of Web applications, coverage segues to core Internet protocols, Web browsers, Web application development, trends and directions, and more. Includes new coverage on technologies such as application primers, Ruby on Rails, SOAP, XPath, P3P, and more Explores the fundamentals of HTTP and its evolution Looks at HTML and its roots as well as XML languages and applications Reviews the basi