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RFC 7231

"Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content", June 2014

Canonical URL:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 2616
Updates:
RFC 2817
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 defines the semantics of HTTP/1.1 messages, as expressed by request methods, request header fields, response status codes, and response header fields, along with the payload of messages (metadata and body content) and mechanisms for content negotiation.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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