The World Wide Web
Something, however, went unexplained. Why does the name of the protocol start with the word hypertext?
The answer is that HTTP was not designed simply as a new way to transfer files. It is not simply a fancy caching replacement for older file transfer protocols such as FTP (see Chapter 17). While it is certainly capable of delivering stand-alone documents such as books, images, and video, the purpose of HTTP is a much more ambitious one: ...