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HTTP Pocket Reference: Hypertext Transfer Protocol (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)) Paperback – 16 Jun 2000

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  • Paperback: 82 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (16 Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565928628
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565928626
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.7 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 305,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Don't confuse HTTP with HTML. HyperText Transfer Protocol refers to the underlying mechanism. This is a reference for Web server administrators and site developers--not page coders.

The book describes the way HTTP works. You'll find extensive listings for headers--which covers cache control directives and such like--server response codes, client methods, referring documents, media types, cookies and similar arcana. It's a book for those who need to talk to Web servers, not just get pages from them. It describes the mechanics of get and post, how to understand server responses and troubleshoot problems.

Perhaps the most useful aspect of the HTTP Pocket Reference are the HTTP transaction dumps which show the kind of information returned, its format and the limits on what you can and can't discover. The amount of HTTP information available is an eye opener. There's nothing in the HTTP Pocket Reference you can't find in the RFCs and other--thicker--books, but here it's presented for those on the front line who just want it to work--right now. --Steve Patient


For such a thin book, it manages to cram technical facts, dumps of HTTP transactions, many diagrams and tables . -- Apache Week

For those that want to understand what goes on underneath the hood, this book is an excellent reference. -- Doug Larson, San Diego Mac Users Group, August 2001

It provides coverage that will help you become familiar enough with the protocol without having to wade through the depth of the related RFCs. -- Dan Hunks, Provo LUG, July 2002

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