What is HTTP?

HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol, the set of rules that determine how web browsers and servers communicate with each other on the internet.

How does HTTP work?

HTTP is a request-response protocol. A client, such as a web browser, sends a request to a server, which responds with content such as a web page. This is an oversimplification, but gives a rough sketch of the core idea.

HyperText refers to text with references to other text or, put simply, links.

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