Paul M Foster wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 08:34:22PM +0000, Stuart wrote:

> FWIW, I've been doing computers since before the CP/M days
> (pre-pre-DOS), so I do know the difference between absolute and relative
> paths.
> I'm a little doubtful about the browser specifying things like the URLs
> for links within a HTML page. However, this would explain why there are
> separate entries for image fetches in the Apache logs, occurring after
> the main page has been requested. Do you have some reference for this?
> I'd like to read more about the server-client interaction in depth.

The client requests the web page. The server sends the web page.
After the client gets the web page it then parses the web page and requests any inline elements, such as images, style sheets, iframes, etc. - which is why you can have images in different servers etc.

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