Hyper Text Transfer Protocol

the primary transport protocol of the World Wide Web.

  • though Ray Fielding says HTTP is not designed to be a transport protocol. It is a transfer protocol in which the messages reflect the semantics of the Web architecture by performing actions on resources through the transfer and manipulation of representations of those resources. see ReST.

testing via Telnet

On the use of HTTP as a Substrate by Keith Moore

Paul Prescod on reliable HTTP

Mark Nottingham compiling a list of definitions of header fields.


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