A simple example of an HTTP interaction might go as follows:
1. A browser makes a TCP/IP connection over the Internet to a server's TCP/IP Port 80 and transmits an HTTP request message containing:
An HTTP request method is a command sent to the HTTP server, such as GET MainPage.vxml HTTP/1.0. (See Table B-3 for a list of all HTTP request methods.)
An optional HTTP request header contains information about the browser so the server can customize its response.
An optional HTTP entity body contains information collected by the browser to be posted up to the server. This information is typically consumed by a Web application.
2. The server reads this message, then transmits an HTTP response containing:
A status line indicates ...