HTTP vs. http

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What is the difference between HTTP & http...or is there one? If there is no difference, why is it that one acronym is in lower case and the other in upper case? A very basic query, I realize. 

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  • TomLiotta

    The difference as far as the protocol goes is that sometimes people use upper-case and other times use lower-case. Choice of case would only have an effect on a badly written program.

    However, the letters are essentially an abbreviation for "HyperText Transfer Protocol". When a discussion is about the protocol itself, use of upper-case is proper as in a proper name.

    Tom

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