Document Name: RFC 7230
Document URI: urn:ietf:rfc:7230
Online Version:
Organization: Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Series: Request for Comments (RFC)
Abstract: The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application-level protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypertext information systems. HTTP has been in use by the World Wide Web global information initiative since 1990. 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 general security concerns for implementations.

Specified Web Concepts:

HTTP Content Codings

compress , deflate , gzip , x-compress , x-gzip

HTTP Header Fields

Close , Connection , Content-Length , Host , TE , Trailer , Transfer-Encoding , Upgrade , Via

HTTP Transfer Codings

chunked , compress , deflate , gzip , x-compress , x-gzip

Media Types

application/http , message/http

URI Schemes

http , https

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