Understanding HTTP Basics

HTTP stands for hypertext transfer protocol and is used to transfer data across the Web. It is a critical protocol for web developers to understand and because of it widespread use it is also used in transferring data and commands in IOT applications. The first version of the protocol had only one method, namely GET, which would request a page from a server. The response from the server was always an HTML page.- Wiki To give you an idea of how simple the HTTP protocol started out take a look at the Original specification which was only 1 page.

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