Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)R. Fielding, Editor
Request for Comments: 7230Adobe
Obsoletes: 2145, 2616J. Reschke, Editor
Updates: 2817, 2818greenbytes
Category: Standards TrackJune 2014
ISSN: 2070-1721

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Message Syntax and Routing


The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a stateless application-level protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypertext information systems. This document provides an overview of HTTP architecture and its associated terminology, defines the "http" and "https" Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) schemes, defines the HTTP/1.1 message syntax and parsing requirements, and describes related security concerns for implementations.