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!

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Hi gmwrites,

Yes the CSS and JS files are not contained within the HTML file. They are all separate files. That being said, the HTML file will contain lines of codes that make reference to the CSS and JS files which will trigger the browser to request data and render the visuals.

I actually believe that accessing a web page in an environment where such a website is blocked or banned may affect how long it takes to appear, if it appears at all. This has been my experiences living in areas where certain websites are intentionally blocked by governmental or security agencies.