Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content, June 2014
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 2616
- Obsoleted by:
- RFC 9110
- RFC 2817
- 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 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 8729.