What Really Happens When You Click On A Link?

December 8, 2015 | Johannes Van Zijl

Computer cursor hovering over a URL. Internet hyperlink.
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Connecting you with your favourite website is much more complicated than you think, or is it?

With the internet age, and an information overflow all around us. We are all most likely very familiar with browsing around the internet, whether you use the internet for entertainment or as a useful research tool in education. But few of us are familiar with what really happens behind the scenes when we click on a link and get redirected to a new webpage.

This excellent video explanation by Dr. Richard Mortier delves into the rather complex sequence of events that occur when you click on a link. It might just change the way you think about browsing around on the internet, for the better!




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