what is the meaning of http often present on the url?
meaning of HTTP
- Heather <33Lv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol and is used to transfer information on the World Wide Web (WWW).
- sweetraskelsLv 41 decade ago
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a method used to transfer or convey information on the World Wide Web. Its original purpose was to provide a way to publish and retrieve HTML pages.
Development of HTTP was coordinated by the World Wide Web Consortium and the Internet Engineering Task Force, culminating in the publication of a series of RFCs, most notably RFC 2616, which defines HTTP/1.1, the version of HTTP in common use today.
HTTP is a request/response protocol between clients and servers. The originating client, such as a web browser, spider, or other end-user tool, is referred to as the user agent. The destination server, which stores or creates resources such as HTML files and images, is called the origin server. In between the user agent and origin server may be several intermediaries, such as proxies, gateways, and tunnels.
An HTTP client initiates a request by establishing a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection to a particular port on a remote host (port 80 by default; see List of TCP and UDP port numbers). An HTTP server listening on that port waits for the client to send a request message.
Upon receiving the request, the server sends back a status line, such as "HTTP/1.1 200 OK", and a message of its own, the body of which is perhaps the requested file, an error message, or some other information.
Resources to be accessed by HTTP are identified using Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) (or, more specifically, URLs) using the http: or https URI schemes.
- 1 decade ago
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol, and the URL is Uniform Resource Locator. I love acronyms!!!!
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- teef_auLv 61 decade ago
hypertext transfer protocol
It means that what follows is web content. If it was a file then we would use FTP or file transfer protocol. etc.
Just tells the server what protocol to try to use.
- 1 decade ago
hyper text transfer protocol(HTTP)