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Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.0

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Henrik Nielsen , Roy T. Fielding , Tim Berners-Lee
Last updated 1994-12-20
Replaced by RFC 1945
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-http-v10-spec
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application-level protocol with the lightness and speed necessary for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. It is a generic, stateless, object-oriented protocol which can be used for many tasks, such as name servers and distributed object management systems, through extension of its request methods (commands). A feature of HTTP is the typing and negotiation of data representation, allowing systems to be built independently of the data being transferred. HTTP has been in use by the World-Wide Web global information initiative since 1990. This specification reflects preferred usage of the protocol referred to as 'HTTP/1.0', and is compatible with the most commonly used HTTP server and client programs implemented prior to November 1994.


Henrik Nielsen
Roy T. Fielding
Tim Berners-Lee

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