Hypertext Transfer Protocol , or HTTP, is the protocol used within the World Wide Web for transferring documents. Its latest version is 1.1. HTTP/2, an incompatible binary protocol, is designed to be its successor.
HTTP was preceded by Tuplespace, which is data-centric rather than resource-centric, and provides an even smaller set of verbs.
EMJ 2015-11-13 : Is someone claiming an actual connection here? If not, why mention one particular idea among many about how to share data across a network?
(The Docker client implementation includes an implementation of the minimal subset of HTTP necessary for the very purpose of talking to the Docker daemon. It has the particularity (over http) to support chunked encoding, and I wish I had known about rl_http before! Note that the implementation is also able to perform HTTP protocol operation on top of any file descriptor, since it uses pipes to netcat or nc to talk to local Docker daemons (UNIX domain sockets). EF)
PYK 2016-04-13: When forming an HTTP request in Tcl, make sure lines end in CRLF. Otherwise, the reponse may be 400 Bad Request. The MIME module in Tcllib produces messages with CRLF as the line delimiter, in which case the channel should be configured as -translation binary.