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How does the Internet work?

How does the Internet work?

(3:22) What actually happens when you visit a web page? World Science Festival created this clip to show you how that beautiful web page you sought ends up on your screen.

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London1 London1 (2977 days ago)
Yeah, that's it, tell the terrorists which buildings to target to bring the internet down!
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Yeah, that's it, tell the terrorists which buildings to target to bring the internet down!
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Guest: ... (2977 days ago)
because without this vid they'd never know
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because without this vid they'd never know
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cengland0 cengland0 (2976 days ago)
Oh boy, this left out so much detail. It was also wrong. First thing it does when you visit that web page is contact your DNS server to find out the IP address of the web page. Then, it requests the text portion of the page. The browser then analyzes that text and separately request the other portions like images, css pages, imbedded objects, etc. Those could all be hosted on different servers than the text of the web page.
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Oh boy, this left out so much detail. It was also wrong. First thing it does when you visit that web page is contact your DNS server to find out the IP address of the web page. Then, it requests the text portion of the page. The browser then analyzes that text and separately request the other portions like images, css pages, imbedded objects, etc. Those could all be hosted on different servers than the text of the web page.
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Cypeq Cypeq (2965 days ago)
Latest comment: Whenever I type that address into my browser pulsing blue ray of light passes through cabling in my room.
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Latest comment: Whenever I type that address into my browser pulsing blue ray of light passes through cabling in my room.
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Guest: synchro (2977 days ago)
amazing, bye bye packets
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amazing, bye bye packets
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Guest: sofia7yearsold (2977 days ago)
that is so cool. i just wet my pants.
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that is so cool. i just wet my pants.
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