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.

Given

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

Example

http://example.com
http://www.google.com/?q=http
http://example.org/à-propos/mère

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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