- hypertext transfer protocol: the standard protocol for transferring hypertext documents on the World Wide Web.Compare HTML.
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- hypertext transfer protocol, used esp on the InternetSee also hypertext
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abbreviation of hypertext transfer protocol, by 1990.
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- Short for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. A protocol used to request and transmit files, especially webpages and webpage components, over the Internet or other computer network.
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