Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

  • Erik Wilde


Basically, the World Wide Web is a distributed hypermedia system, with information stored in the form of web pages, which are linked to each other using web links (better known by their official names URI or URL). This property of the web makes it necessary to have a means of accessing remote information from any system retrieving information from the web’s database (which is formed by all web pages which are available world wide). This method of accessing remote information is the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which is one of the key components of the web. The underlying model of the protocol is that of a client/server architecture, where the client wants to retrieve some information from the web and contacts a web server to do so.


Authentication Scheme Status Code User Agent Secure Socket Layer Transport Layer Security 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Wilde
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  1. 1.International Computer Science InstituteBerkeleyUSA

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