HTTP Information

This page has information about HTTP.


Very readable overview and introduction to HTTP

Wikipedia article on HTTP


Standard – HTTP

RFC 2616 – Hypertext Transfer Protocol — HTTP/1.1

Previous (obsoleted) version of HTTP/1.1 – RFC 2068

Previous (obsoleted) version of HTTP/1.0 – RFC 1945


Historical documents

WorldWideWeb: Proposal for a HyperText Project

This is the original proposal for the web, authored by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Calliau. The proposal is dated for November 12, 1990.

Universal Resource Identifiers in WWW

(informational) This document defines the syntax used by the World-Wide Web initiative to encode the names and addresses of objects on the Internet.

Uniform Resource Locators (URL)

(obsoleted and updated several times) This document describes the syntax and semantics for a compact string representation for a resource available via the Internet.  These strings are called “Uniform Resource Locators” (URLs).


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