Browser Basics

In this lesson, we'll introduce the importance, function, and role of web browsers.

We'll cover the following

I want to open this course with a chapter aimed at understanding what browsers do and a brief explanation on how they work. Since most of your customers will interact with your web application through a browser, it’s imperative to understand the basics of these wonderful programs.

The browser is a rendering engine. Its job is to download a web page and render it in a way that’s understandable to a human being.

Although this is an oversimplification, it’s all we need to know for now: the user enters an address in the browser bar and the browser downloads the “document” at that URL and renders it.

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