HTTP abbr Hypertext Transfer Protocol

July 24, 2012

CIMM DEFINITION: The standard for exchanging files (text, graphics, and multimedia) on the World Wide Web. Or HTTP is the transport layer for HTML documents over the Internet Protocol (IP). (Source: CableLabs)

2: A server application that establishes a secure, encrypted connection to a server or web browser.

3: HTTP is the protocol that client and server computers use to transmit information over a bi-directional connection without interfering with each other. Typically, every HTTP transaction consists of a “request” for a specific file, web page, or other content sent from the client to the server, followed by a matching “response” from server back to client containing the requested content. HTTP is also the mechanism for EBIF applications to communicate with servers. (Source: FourthWall Media)

4: The format most commonly used to transfer documents on the World Wide Web. (Source: IAB)