Practical information systems require more functionality than simple retrieval, including search, front-end update, and annotation.
Fielding Request for Comments: 2616 UC Irvine Obsoletes: 2068 J.
HTTP has been in use by the World-Wide Web global information initiative since 1990.
A feature of HTTP is the typing and negotiation of data representation, allowing systems to be built independently of the data being transferred.
This specification defines the protocol referred to as "HTTP/1.1".