Technology - Web Development 2 - HTTP Proxies, Cookies, WebDAV & Web Services


We discuss specialised aspects of the HTTP protocol, including proxy servers, reverse proxies to accelerate web servers, the operation of cookies, log files and log file analysis programs. We introduce the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) and others which are based on HTTP, and discuss Web Services - server-to-server techniques which enable the creation of business applications distributed over multiple servers operated by different organisations.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Server log files
    • 2.1 Log file analysis
  • 3. Proxy servers
    • 3.1 Transparent proxy servers
    • 3.2 Reverse proxy integrated with web server
    • 3.3 Cache control
  • 4. Clustering - large server sites
    • 4.1 Multiple servers in parallel
    • 4.2 Multiple layers of servers
  • 5. Cookies
    • 5.1.1 Alternatives to cookies
    • 5.1.2 Third party cookies and web bugs
    • 5.1.3 Cookie mechanisms
    • 5.1.4 Cookie information storage
    • 6. Applications and extensions to HTTP 1.1
      • 6.2 Microsoft Front Page extensions
      • 6.3 IPP - Internet Printing Protocol
        • 6.3.1 CUPS and networked printers
    • 7. WebDAV
      • 7.1 Applications and extensions
    • 8. Web Services
      • 8.1 SOAP
      • 8.2 CORBA
      • 8.3 WSDL and UDDI description schemes
      • 8.4 Complexity
    • 9. Related reports

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    Last updated 16 Jan 2007
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