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Browser Mechanics In My Own Words, Part 2: The Browser is An Interpreter

The code we humans write cannot be read by computers – it must be translated into machine code. Compilers and interpreters do that, and the browser is an interpreter!

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Browser Mechanics In My Own Words, Part 1: Decode Bytes to Unicode Code Points

This is the first in a potentially long series about browser mechanics, in my own words. Read on to learn about one of the first steps a browser takes: decoding bytes to Unicode code points.