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HTTP for HTML Authors, Part II - HTML with Style | 2

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HTTP for HTML Authors, Part II

In the first part of this series, you learned some of the basics of HTTP, the protocol used to transfer Web pages between Web servers and Web browsers. I showed you how the browser contacts the server, asks for a specific path, supplies a few headers, and the server then responds with a few headers of its own and, if you're lucky, a document.

In this tutorial, we'll take a look at a few of the more important headers used by both browsers and servers, and how you can use them to make your Web sites more efficient and functional. The headers we will be examining in this tutorial deal with specifying information about the content transferred via HTTP, which is usually the HTML documents and CSS style sheets you've been learning to write in this series of tutorials.

Once again, we'll be skipping a lot of the more technical details as they're not very useful to anyone except writers of HTTP software and really hardcore server administrators.

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