HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It is an application layer protocol. HTTP can be combined with cryptographic protocols. Information related to such protocols (HTTPS) should also be submitted to this category.
Paper by Joe Touch, John Heidemann, and Katia Obraczka of the USC/Information Sciences Institute.
Information on cookies including some background info, articles, technical specifications, and what consumer groups think.
Free tools for development, testing and debugging of HTTP client and server applications.
Checks up to 10 HTTP Headers from different URLs simultaneously.
The purpose of the HTTP-NG Project is to tackle current HTTP deficiencies by using sound engineering practices.
W3C working draft of an Extension Mechanism for HTTP.
Despite the improvements made in version 1.1, HTTP/1.0 is still widely used around the Internet.
This document tries to clarify the intentions of the specifications for HTTP versions 1.0 and 1.1. The aim is to avoid confusion regarding the use and interpretation of each.
HTTP/1.1 specification from the World Wide Web Consortium.
HTTP extensions to allow download of only the changes between cached and current versions of a page,
Webmaster tools to get information about websites, information on HTTP status codes. Suggestion on how to create a perfect 404 error page.
Tutorial for beginners. Methods, header fields, status codes are explained with examples.
This is the overview materials related to the W3C HTTP activity, one of the W3C Architecture domain activities. HTTP has been in use by the World Wide Web since 1990 and its use has increased steadily over the years, mainly because it has proven useful as a generic middleware protocol.
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