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HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
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The World Wide Web is built on top of the Internet and uses the Internet protocol suite. HTTP is the client/server application-level protocol specifically designed to support hypermedia information systems. Web browsers use HTTP to connect with Web servers and access information on those servers. The protocol sets up a connection between Web browser and Web server, and then manages the exchange of information.
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