I'd like to deepen my understanding / knowledge of core web protocols and technologies.
The web is a great resource - but perhaps I've missed some of the sites that might serve me better ..so I'd appreciate some recommendations.
I'd also appreciate any books you have read and can recommend that can make my understanding of HTTP, IIS, and perhaps even TCP/IP rock solid and practical.
I've been in IT for over 20 years, but I've struggled with web. I can build and maintain a basic website, but I'd like to understand more about the journey of a web page, from the moment the page is requested up through when the page is done rendering after being sent to the browser from the server. I don't think I truly deeply understand it. Not really. So I'd like to learn it.
click my test link
This is a link to an HTML page residing on a server I am hosting my website on. I have no idea where the server is physically located. This is an HTML page in as simple a format as I can conceive of one. What journey does it take from clicking on the link to getting the message back in the browser moments later? I want to know, under the hood, everything that happens as deeply as possible.