HTTP / HyperText Transfer Protocol


HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol. The application-level Internet protocol used to exchange HTML documents.
Hypertext is structured text that uses logical links (hyperlinks) between nodes containing text. HTTP is the protocol to exchange or transfer hypertext.
HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web.
HTTP is also used as a generic protocol for communication between user agents and proxies/gateways to other Internet systems. In this way, HTTP allows basic hypermedia access to resources available from diverse applications.



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