A Typical HTTP Connection

  1. Client opens a socket to port 80 on the server.

  2. Client sends a GET request including the name and path of the file it wants and the version of the HTTP protocol it supports.

  3. The client sends a MIME header.

  4. The client sends a blank line.

  5. The server sends a MIME header

  6. The server sends the data in the file.

  7. The server closes the connection.

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