Brian Cryer's Glossary of IT Terms with Links
- Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Network protocol for the transfer of web or
intranet pages (for subsequent display or other purpose).
HTTP typically uses port 80 (the default port for HTTP), but the protocol allows for other port numbers to be used. Since some ISPs block port 80, typical alternative ports are port 8080 and 8000, but these are by convention and are not part of the HTTP standard.
For more information see:
- www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2616.html - HTTP is defined by RFC 2616.
- http://dhillman.com/theplace/advweb/server/http_defined.htm - Detailed overview of HTTP.
- http://everything.explained.at/Hypertext_Transfer_Protocol/ - Hypertext Transfer Protocol explained.