Essay on Annotated Bibliography On Web Pages And Web Applications

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7.3.2 – Static Web Pages

This section opens with the writer telling us that the basis of the Web is transferring Web pages from server to client. The simplest way of doing this is using static pages – which are just files sitting on a server that display the same way each time they are fetched and viewed. In this section, we are also reminded that HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the language in which most web pages are written. HTML allows web pages to contain text, graphics, video, pointers to other Web pages, and more. Early versions of HTML (1.0) didn’t allow users to send data back to the server, so in later versions (2.0) they introduced forms to provide this functionality. Even later on, other features, such as cascading style sheets that allow appearance to be easily modified, were added.

7.3.3 – Dynamic Web Pages and Web Applications

Next up, we move from static web pages to dynamic web pages. Dynamic web pages are generated on demand by a program or contains a program. Such pages have led to things like cloud computing, which is where computing moves off individual desktop computers and into shared clusters of servers in the Internet. The writer then goes on to discuss the two ways dynamic content can be created: by programs running on the server or in the browser (or in both places).
Server-side content generation might be used for forms. For example, the user might order something and then if the order is successful the server might return the shipping…

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