HTTP Terms

This page provides some common HTTP terms with definitions.

  • Connection - A virtual circuit created at the netowrk model transport layer.
  • HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol.
  • Message - A sequence of octets used as a basic unit of HTTP communication.
  • MIME - Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions are used to specify file types as used by the HTTP protocol.
  • Request - A request by a client computer usually for a page or file.
  • Response - The server response to a HTTP request that provides the requested item.
  • Transaction - The request and response combination which makes up a single interaction between the client browser and the web server.
  • URI - Uniform Resource Identifier.