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GET on the client side?

Ryan McClain
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Joined: Nov 27, 2010
Posts: 79
When one clicks a link to a webpage that is on the local machine, does a GET happen?
Meaning: not on some remote computer with another IP address (not even in the LAN).

e.g. I have a page called home.html and in that page I have <a href="books.html">books</a> which leads to /books.html, residing in the same directory as home.html.
Both home.html and books.html are on the same local machine I am running them from.
I click on the 'books' link. Does a GET happen? Could I troubleshoot this with F12 Developer mode in Chrome/ie10?
So, when is the HTTP protocol applied? When web pages have hyperlinks that are clicked on?
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 39541
A GET happens if you use the http:// protocol, but NOT if you use the file:// protocol. So you can't open the file from the file system, you need to retrieve it from the web server running on your local machine.

Some HTML dev tools probably still work with HTML files loaded directly from the file system - you can just try and see if that specific one does.

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