FAQ: Overview of the Internet - How Do Browsers Work?

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I have a question. It is stated that certain web browsers work faster than others, because the request-response cycle from the server to the browser happens parallelly. How do they do it?

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Hey Prodigy, How did everything come along for you when you started venturing into the mind of computer science and the HTML communication between server and client?

Personally, I think the URL is immediately scanned and creates a prime directive to instantiate any keywords that register as a data file on the server to run on command GET.

I would love to know what you found out.

I definitely need to get myself a good avatar or codeName. LoL

Hi, everyone!

(Oooh, scary: my first post ever on the Codecademy forum! I thought I could make it through Code Foundations without asking for help—how naïve.)

I have a quick question regarding the following:

“The browser will begin to search for elements in the HTML file and it will start to make additional HTTP requests for any other external resources used by the HTML file.”

Am I correct in understanding that the CSS stylesheet(s) and JavaScript files are not contained within the HTML file? I just want to make sure I’m correctly following this.

Thanks, team!