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Discussion on: ‪What is HTTP?

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César Wibaut • Edited on

If you want a simple explanation, HTTP is like a language. You talk in english, your browser mostly talk in HTTP.

When you search "" in your browser, it will ask the server with HTTP (just a specific syntax) to get the right file, and the server will return the webpage with the same language so your browser can understand. HTTP includes some meta-data to help your browser to understand what's going on, like status code (if the server had a problem, if the server can't find the file, etc) or even what type of data it's looking for (HTML file, plain text, image..)

You can just see HTTP a language that you never have to read if it's not your job, but without it, internet won't be as fun

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Edison Ade Author

Oh wow. This is really good.