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RFC 7230

"Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Message Syntax and Routing", June 2014

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7230.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 2145, RFC 2616
Updates:
RFC 2817, RFC 2818
Authors:
R. Fielding, Ed.
J. Reschke, Ed.
Stream:
IETF
Source:
httpbis (app)

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Abstract

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.


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