Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Message Syntax and Routing, June 2014
- Canonical URL:
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 2145, RFC 2616
- RFC 2817, RFC 2818
- Updated by:
- RFC 8615
- R. Fielding, Ed.
J. Reschke, Ed.
- httpbis (app)
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The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a stateless application-level protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypertext information systems. This document provides an overview of HTTP architecture and its associated terminology, defines the "http" and "https" Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) schemes, defines the HTTP/1.1 message syntax and parsing requirements, and describes related security concerns for implementations.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.