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Computer Science - Class 12
Chapter 11 - Data Communication

What is HTTP?

 

Answer:

  • HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It is the primary protocol used to access the world wide web. 
  • HTTP facilitates access of hypertext from the World Wide Web by defining how information is formatted and transmitted, and how the Web servers and browsers should respond to various commands.

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Additional points:

  • HTTP is a request-response (also called client-server) protocol that runs over TCP.
  • The common use of HTTP is between a web browser (client) and a web server (server).

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What is HTTP? Answer: HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It is the primary protocol used to access the world wide web. HTTP facilitates access of hypertext from the World Wide Web by defining how information is formatted and transmitted, and how the Web servers and browsers should respond to various commands. WHAT IS HTTP? HTTP request method: GET path: /index.html Browser HTTP response status: 200 content: type:text/html Server

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