A web page
) is a hypertext
document provided by a website
and displayed to a user
in a web browser
A website typically consists of many web pages linked
together in a coherent fashion. The name "web page" is a metaphor of paper pages
bound together into a book
The home page
of a website displayed in a web browser
Each web page is identified by a distinct Uniform Resource Locator
(URL). When the user inputs a URL into their browser, that page's elements are downloaded from web servers
. The browser then transforms
all of the elements into an interactive visual representation on the user's device.
If the user clicks
to another page, the browser repeats this process to display the new page, which could be part of the current website or a different one.
From the perspective of server-side
website deployment, there are two types of web pages: static
. Static pages are retrieved from the web server's file system
without any modification,
while dynamic pages must be created by the server on the fly
, typically reading from a database
to fill out a template
, before being sent to the user's browser.
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- ^ Melendez, Steven (10 August 2018). "The Difference Between Dynamic & Static Web Pages". Chron. Archived from the original on 20 March 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2019. Static by definition means something that does not change. The first pages on the World Wide Web were largely static and unchanged, delivering the same information about a particular topic to anyone who visited. In some cases, sites may evolve slightly over time but are still largely static, meaning that they only change when manually changed by their creators, not on a regular and automated basis.
- ^ "Definition of: dynamic Web page". PC Magazine. Archived from the original on 17 January 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2019. A Web page that provides custom content for the user based on the results of a search or some other request.
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