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What is the meaning/usage of http

katy shah
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hello all,
what is the meaning of the http and why we use this before every url?Can anyone explain about this in detail.
Thanks


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Many questions like this are easily answered by Wikipedia entries - for example, this one on HTTP
Pete Nelson
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As to why it's used in the URL - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL


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