Is HTTP just a programming language?

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Is HTTP just a language? What is it about this language that allows DOS on Apple computer, ethernet, etc?

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Add your answer…Http is just a language what is it about this language that allow DOS & Apple computers ,Ethernet & intranet systems to connect? Is it the ability  to educate  computers about other computers’ system applications via writing programs in http using OOP Inheritance in the that allowed different system applications  to connect & relate?

Also if inheritance existed in the 60s  why didn’t these people who invented it in the 60 invent the internet then back in the 60?

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  • ToddN2000
    HTTP means HyperText Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands

    HTML is a language that allows a web page to be rendered on almost any device by any OS. IS there something specific you wanted to know? The current trend is to get away flash by using the features of HTML5. 
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  • romana
    Thank you for your response but what specifically in HTTP allows for this since I was told at uni and on my software engineering course that the internet called never be invented because different system application software could not connect. Ie what allow these protocols to work.
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  • romana
    Hi ToddN20000, I get what you are saying that HTTP is protocol but if you consider massage codes as languages then http can be considered as protocol language/message for mark-up language/message like HTML5 & for browsers. However, HTTP is not a programming language, but HTML uses JavaScript which is an OOP Language, that uses inheritance.
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  • ToddN2000
    Check out the Wiki page on HTTP. It will give you a general over view of the interaction with the server and the codes it may return. If you still have some confusion on the topic, we can try to clear things up.,  
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  • romana
    Thanks
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  • Kevin Beaver
    HTTP is not a programming language but rather a protocol which allows various systems to talk to one another over the World Wide Web, via internal networks and the like.
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  • romana
    HTTP is a massage protocol. What language does it said out these message protocol in?
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  • romana
    HTTP is a massage protocol. What language does it send out these message protocols in?
    Is the protocol message sent, machine coding or a made up language just for http?

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  • Subhendu Sen
    HTTP is an abbreviation of Hyper Text Transfer Protocol & it is an Application Protocol to enable communication between physically dispersed systems. It was originally devised by Sir Tim Berners Lee in the year 1989. It is now coordinated by the W3C. In its most basic format it forms the basis for how web pages are communicated from the web server to the user’s browser.

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  • ToddN2000
    Not really a language in the normal sense. Think of it more as global interpreter to translate other programmed code languages into one HTML in order to render a page. Many languages can be found/used to create one HTML file.
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  • TheRealRaven
    HTTP is a 'standard' protocol. It's not a "language", though you can kind of say that the language used is "HTTP".

    A few decades back, a few people worked at sending simple messages between systems to make requests for information. With experimentation, they settled on a set of structured messages that sent as many kinds of requests as they could think of and agree upon.

    That set of message formats was published as a proposed standard.  With a few modifications, just about every company that made and sold computers provided programmed functions for sending, receiving and processing those messages.

    As long as you follow the standard, you can write the programming yourself. See Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1 (RFC 2616) for details. It's fairly common to write programming that sends requests to remote HTTP servers.
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