Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.0
draft-fielding-http-spec-01

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Last updated 1994-12-20
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Abstract

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application-level protocol with the lightness and speed necessary for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. It is a generic, stateless, object-oriented protocol which can be used for many tasks, such as name servers and distributed object management systems, through extension of its request methods (commands). A feature of HTTP is the typing and negotiation of data representation, allowing systems to be built independently of the data being transferred. HTTP has been in use by the World-Wide Web global information initiative since 1990. This specification reflects preferred usage of the protocol referred to as 'HTTP/1.0', and is compatible with the most commonly used HTTP server and client programs implemented prior to November 1994.

Authors

Henrik Nielsen (frystyk@w3.org)
Roy Fielding (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
Tim Berners-Lee (timbl@w3.org)

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