The HTTP protocolΒΆ

A protocol specifies the order in which parties will speak and the format of what they say and the content of appropriate responses.

HTTP is the protocol that specifies how web browsers or other programs communicate with web servers. One version of the formal specific, before it was later split into multiple documents, was IETF RFC 2616. It is 176 pages long! Fortunately, the basics are pretty easy to understand.

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