Hypertext Transfer Protocol HTTP/1.1

This RFC 2616 was published in 1999.

Abstract

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application-level protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems.
It is a generic, stateless, protocol which can be used for many tasks beyond its use for hypertext, such as name servers and distributed object management systems, through extension of its request methods, error codes and headers [47].
A feature of HTTP is the typing and negotiation of data representation, allowing systems to be built independently of the data being transferred.

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