What happens when you click on a URL

What type of click?

There are multiple ways to click an item including Single-click, Double-click, Right-click, Click and drag and Click twice. In this article, I am talking about Single-click.

Browser, Operating System and URL

When you click on a link, the browser and operating system will figure out where you’ve clicked. The URL(Uniform resource locator) has hidden information associated and indicates the next web page that you want view.

Example: https://blog.maeema.com/stories/parts-url

DNS and TCP/IP

Domain Name System (DNS) maps URL to Internet Protocol (IP), and will get an IP address back for the site. The browser will opens a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection to the web site over IP address. It asks to speak to Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server, or HTTPS for secure connections.

HTTP/HTTPS

HTTP and HTTPS are rules that are defined to send and receive data packets over the web. The client sends a request message to an HTTP/HTTPS server, which hosts a website, the server then responds with the response message, along with completion status information such as HTTP/1.1 200 OK.

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