Can anyone point me in the direction of detailed info about how browsers (esp. IE) work. By work I mean how they communicate with the server and the order in which files are requested. I understand that they use HTTP protocol/data packets etc. and believe that the initial HTML download is a single thread, subsequent requests are multi-threaded.
The overall goal is by better understanding of the browser's behavior I can structure my homepage in a fashion that takes advantage of this. Ultimately to speed up my homepage.