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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Trevor Croll [mailto:trevorcroll@fastmail.fm]
> datagrams, http, tcp/ip functionality, character formats unicode, parsing,
> error handling???
> I would like to find a site that does the nuts and bolts of the
> web and all
> its protocols and standards in a down to earth functional way.
> Details such as the IP and Port No ++++ of datagrams,??? what's in a
> datagram??
> Routing tables explained properly
> TCP/IP and what it does and how it builds a file stream from datagrams

> I have a uni assignment and any bits will help, I have to build a web site
> that covers this topic, I will gladly put it back unto the internet giving
> credit where feasible to all the contributors and a zip file that allows
> others to download and enhance it.

That's a lot to cover for an assignment. I don't know - perhaps
understanding the request for comments (RFC) process may be a good start?


That's the main way that internet drafts become standards. It's an indirect
way of looking at the process, but at least you understand that the Internet
is BASED on standards. To spare yourself some confusion, understand how the
Internet is layered by looking at:


And that the functionality of the web (with Unicode, parsing, etc.) is
really limited to the "Application" layer. Then for the nuts-and-bolts of
the Internet, see:


That will have links to the documentation for IP, TCP, tec.

> I think this is needed
> many thanks Trevor Croll

I hope this helps,


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