Building Hypermedia Systems

published on 2022/12/26

This is a book about building applications using hypermedia systems. Hypermedia systems might seem like a strange phrase: how is hypermedia a system? Isn’t hypermedia just a way to link documents together?

Like with HTML, on the World Wide Web?

What do you mean hypermedia systems?

Well, yes, HTML is a hypermedia. But there is more to the way The Web works than just HTML: HTTP, the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol, is what transfers HTML from servers to clients, and there are many details and features associated with it: caching, various headers, response codes, and so forth.


The book is free to read online.