Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
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When we talk about the World Wide Web (WWW) then we should also be talking about the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). There would be simply no WWW without HTTP. I have only two other articles here because this protocol is not overly complicated and most importantly we--as developers, designers and users--under any normal circumstances don't have to care about it.
Nevertheless, sometimes people are just so darn curious and they have questions. Those two documents is how I usually tell the story about HTTP.
First of some links to other sources. Most importantly the first one which is the official documentation by W3 Consortium.
Following are the links to these two articles:
Again, it is not much because there is not really a lot you have to know about HTTP. It is certainly a good thing to know it exists and maybe why it exists but we normally don't have to worry about it.