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What does stateless mean ?

jose chiramal
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HTTP is a stateless protocol

What does stateless mean here ?
shivendra tripathi
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In http subsequent request doesn't know anything about the previous request. Every request is the new request and doesn't retain the state of previous one. Session are used to provide state so that server will be aware if subsequent request comes form the same user.

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