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HTTP request

The HTTP protocol works according to the simple, stateless request- response method for calling up web pages. A web client sends a request to a web server using an HTTP header, and the web server responds with an HTTPresponse.

Request-response method of HTTP

Request-response method of HTTP

HTTP communication is initiated by the HTTP client - which is the browser - making an HTTP request to a web server. The request can contain a GET, PUT or POST. That is, an instruction on how to handle a resource, or it may contain the HEAD and OPTIONS nouns.

HTTP request and response, screenshot: researchgate.net

HTTP request and response, screenshot: researchgate.net

The web server processes the request and sends the response, which is the HTTP response, with the requested documents to the web client. Such a response can consist, for example, of the Internet address of a website. After that, the connection is terminated.

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Updated at: 17.01.2022
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Links: hypertext transfer protocol (Internet) (HTTP), protocol, response (RSP), method, calling
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