HTTP at a glance

Many web developers using HTTP don't think about the protocol itself. This site should provide a basic understanding of HTTP 1.1 and ease the development of web applications that use HTTP.

This "HTTP explanation" is an incomplete, simplified, human-readable summary of the full specification.
The HTTP specification is soon to be replaced by several documents. For more information see HTTPbis working group.


A URL, URI or IRI, called resource, with the scheme http.


with the following capabilities

with the following responses

Now you know

Now that you know the more or less important glimpses about HTTP 1.1 you could dig a bit further.

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