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3.15. What does HTTP mean?

The URLs that may look the least familiar are those starting with http These indicate files that need to be accessed through the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, and typically they reference files written in Hypertext Markup Language. Hypertext files can contain pointers to text files, graphics, and sounds. A variety of browsers are available (such as WWW and Mosaic) that present a nice interface for exploring the hypertext files.

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