Hyper text transfer protocol


What is the The Hypertext Transfer Protocol, or HTTP?

It seems an obvious question, and one that many people think ought to be taken for granted, but surprisingly many people, even in the technology industry, don't know what HTTP stands for, or the history of this protocol.

Tim Berners Lee and his team are credited with inventing the first version, along with html, and the necessary server and text based web browser technology and their work on the "WorldWideWeb" project that launched it into general use.