CSC 551: Web Programming
Spring 2003

Test 1 Review

Overview history of the Internet & the Web static vs. dynamic pages client-side vs. server-side programming HyperText Markup Language (HTML) tags vs. elements structural elements: HTML, HEAD, BODY text layout: BR,   text grouping: P, H1...H6, HR, DIV, SPAN, PRE, BLOCKQUOTE text styles: B, I, TT, BIG, SMALL, SUB, SUP lists: OL, UL, LI, DL, DT, DD hyperlinks: A, attributes (HREF, TARGET, NAME) images: IMG, attributes (SRC, ALT) tables: TABLE, attributes (BORDER, FRAME, RULES, WIDTH, CELLSPACING, CELLPADDING) TR/TD/TH, attributes (ALIGN, VALIGN, COLSPAN, ROWSPAN, BGCOLOR) CAPTION frames: FRAMESET, attributes (ROWS, COLS, FRAMEBORDER) FRAME, attributes (SRC, NAME) can specify link to open in frame using TARGET (_blank, _top, ...) cascading style sheets inline: STYLE attribute, property:value pairs document: STYLE tags, subclasses of elements, pseudo-elements external: LINK tag Internet & Web Protocols networking 7-layer model Internet Protocol (IP): network layer connectionless & unreliable, handles packet routing info IP addresses, domain name servers, routers Transmission Control Protocol (TCP): transport layer provides virtual circuit, handles packet breakup and reassembly ports, sequence & acknowledgement numbers to ensure delivery HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP): application layer HTTP/1.0 connectionless, HTTP/1.1 persistent connection (til timeout) GET request headers: User-Agent, Authorization, If-Modified-Since response headers: status code, Date, Last-modified, Content-type, ... caching works through If-Modifed-Since, status code headers cookies work through Cookie, Set-Cookie headers other requests: HEAD, POST, PUT, DELETE Client-side Programming with JavaScript client-side execution, scripting vs. programming code embedded in SCRIPT tags, output displayed in page variables are loosely typed, don't have to declare data types: string, number, boolean operators, expressions, control statements similar to C++ predefined functions document.write, prompt, parseFloat, Math.sqrt, Math.max, Math.random, ... user-defined functions similar to C++, but no return type, no parameter types can specify local variables with var, can store in library file (SRC attribute) String class: e.g., word = new String("foo"); or word = "foo"; properties include: length methods include: charAt, substring, toUpperCase, indexOf Array class: e.g., items = new Array(3); or items = [33, "foo", 15]; properties include: length methods include: [], sort, reverse, slice, push, pop Date class: e.g., today = new Date(); methods include: getYear, getMonth, ..., getMilliseconds browser-defined objects document: document.write(...), document.URL, document.lastModified navigator: navigator.appName, navigator.appVersion user-defined classes awkward notation, no data hiding capabilities