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Chapter 24. Developing Web Applications > Introduction to Web Programming

Introduction to Web Programming

Writing an application for the Web is not as simple as writing an application or script that executes on a local machine. Web applications must obey the HTTP protocol, which, by design, is stateless and connectionless. This poses a problem for anything beyond simple programs that submit a form.

To understand the problem, consider the steps in running a normal piece of software from the Tiger desktop (this is a generic fictitious application):


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