Hypertext Transfer Protocol

Application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems
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inception
1989
alias
HTTP
http://
http:
publication date
1991
discoverer or inventor
Tim Berners-Lee
media type
message/http
application/http
media
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Commons category
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
software version identifier
2
statement is subject of
preferred
0.9
1.1
statement is subject of
1.0
statement is subject of
3
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Wikipedia creation date
10/29/2001
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Wikipedia opening text
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web, where hypertext documents include hyperlinks to other resources that the user can easily access, for example by a mouse click or by tapping the screen in a web browser. Development of HTTP was initiated by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in 1989. Development of early HTTP Requests for Comments (RFCs) was a coordinated effort by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), with work later moving to the IETF. HTTP/1.1 was first documented in RFC 2068 in 1997. That specification was obsoleted by RFC 2616 in 1999, which was likewise replaced by the RFC 7230 family of RFCs in 2014. HTTP/2 is a more efficient expression of HTTP's semantics "on the wire", and was published in 2015; it is now supported by major web servers and browsers over Transport Layer Security (TLS) using an Application-Layer Protocol Negotiation (ALPN) extension where TLS 1.2 or newer is required. HTTP/3 is the proposed successor to HTTP/2, which is already in use on the web, using UDP instead of TCP for the underlying transport protocol. Like HTTP/2, it does not obsolete previous major versions of the protocol. Support for HTTP/3 was added to Cloudflare and Google Chrome (Canary build) in September 2019, and can be enabled in the stable versions of Chrome and Firefox (since version 72, January 2020).
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Http
Http protocol
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
HTTP request
Http://
HTTP
HyperText Transfer Protocol
Http request
HTTP/1.1
Htttp
Http;
Http.
Request method
HTTP://
HTTP HEAD
HTTP GET
HTTP PUT
HTTP TRACE
HTTP OPTIONS
HTTP CONNECT
GET request
HEAD request
PUT request
DELETE request
TRACE request
OPTIONS request
CONNECT request
HTTP HEAD request
HTTP GET request
HTTP PUT request
HTTP DELETE request
HTTP TRACE request
HTTP OPTIONS request
HTTP CONNECT request
Hypertext transfer protocall
HTTP DELETE
HTTP Verbs
Hypertext Protocol
HTTP Requests
Http post/get requests
Http upload
HTTP/0.9
HTTP/1.0
HTTP 0.9
HTTP 1.0
HTTP 1.1
GET (HTTP)
HTTP method
HTTP Protocol
HTTP protocol
Http:\\
PUT (HTTP)
DELETE (HTTP)
HEAD (HTTP)
OPTIONS (HTTP)
TRACE (HTTP)
CONNECT (HTTP)
HTTP response
Hypertext Transport Protocol
HTTP-NG
GET requests
HTTPA
RFC 2616
RFC2616
HTTP verbs
Http:
Hypertext transfer protocol
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Uniform Resource Identifier Scheme
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