Praise for Web Protocols and Practice "This is the most comprehensive, well-researched coverage of the basic Web protocols that I have seen. The authors have done especially well at uncovering the history and rationale of the protocol design process." -Jeffrey Mogul, coauthor of the HTTP/1.1 standard "This book will help demystify how the Internet and the Web work. Despite the current Web's size and importance, it can be broken down into a small number of components that can be understood and controlled. This encyclopedic tome can be read straight through or used as a reference by those trying to understand or build sophisticated Internet applications." -Brewster Kahle, President, Alexa Internet; Inventor of WAIS "Web Protocols and Practice covers the most important Internet application-the Web-with unprecedented breadth, depth, and motivation. An important reference book for anyone who wants to understand the Web architecture inside and out." -Steve McCanne, Chief Technology Officer, Inktomi "The authors have gathered and explained a great deal of material not found elsewhere and created an encyclopedia of the how and why of the Web." -Larry Masinter, Principal Scientist, Adobe Systems Inc.; past chair of HTTP and URI IETF working groups "I learned a lot about the reasons for Web performance-from microscopic detail about specific interactions of layers to macroscopic traffic related issues. Everyone will want this book." -Jon Crowcroft, Professor, Networks Systems, University College London "This book is likely to be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in understanding the protocols and infrastructure behind the Web. I especially like the attention to the evolution and historical development of the Web protocols and to the sometimes unanticipated interactions between the various protocols." -Sally Floyd, Senior Scientist, AT &T Center for Internet Research at the International Computer Science Institute "This is a book that could very well have been entitled 'Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Web But Did Not Know Who to Ask'." -Roch Guerin, Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunication Networks, University of Pennsylvania "The book is especially useful for Web site developers who can improve the user experience at their sites through a better understanding of the protocol performance issues discussed throughout the book. The material on the evolution from HTTP 1.0 to 1.1 is difficult to find outside of scattered research papers and standards documents. Overall, this book is a valuable resource for Web professionals and anyone interested in learning what makes the Web tick." -Ramón Cáceres, Chief Scientist, Vindigo "The authors have done a superb job in explaining the complex interactions of the Web protocols. The book is a unique resource for anyone who wants to learn how the Web really works." -Jorg Liebeherr, Professor, University of Virginia "It's a great book for anyone interested in deep knowledge of Web-based techniques and is a must for Web architects and administrators." -Eduardo Krell, Chief Technology Officer and Web Architect, Adexus, Santiago, Chile "Good book! Describes things I have not seen before in print. Perfect for people who have a need to understand how HTTP works." -Patrik Faltstrom, Applications Area Director, IETF Web Protocols and Practice: HTTP/1.1, Networking Protocols, Caching, and Traffic Measurement is an all-in-one reference to the core technologies underlying the World Wide Web. The book provides an authoritative and in-depth look at the systems and protocols responsible for the transfer of content across the Web. The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is responsible for nearly three-quarters of the traffic on today¿s Internet. This book¿s extensive treatment of HTTP/1.1 and its interaction with other network protocols make it an indispensable resource for botKrishnamurthy, Balachander is the author of 'Web Protocols and Practice Http/1.1, Networking Protocols, Caching, and Traffic Measurement', published 2001 under ISBN 9780201710885 and ISBN 0201710889.