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HTTP tutorial online (1.0 and 1.1)

From: James Marshall <jsm@jmarshall.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 15:22:06 -0800 (PST)
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
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If anyone here is interested, I wrote an HTTP tutorial at
   http://www.jmarshall.com/easy/http/

It assumes basic sockets knowledge, and little else (at least that's what
I'm shooting for).  I wrote it for use as a teaching aid.

The whole thing is about 15 pages long.  The first half explains the
structure of HTTP 1.0 transactions, headers, etc.  The second half tells
how to upgrade clients and servers to be minimally HTTP 1.1 compliant,
including a list of required changes for clients and servers, and a
description of each required change. 

A second document contains sample 1.0/1.1 clients, and notes on other
related topics. 

It doesn't cover all (or even most) of HTTP.  It's made to clearly explain
the basics, plus practical details, to get someone up to speed quickly. 

All comments are welcome, especially corrections.

Thanks,
James
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 James Marshall     james@jmarshall.com      San Francisco, CA     @}-'-,--
                        "Teach people what you know."
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