HTTP Stands for "Hyper Text Transfer Protocol", and is the protocol that applications use to access documents/webpages/data from the world wide web.

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Recommendations on how to validate an web server?

Does anyone know of any tools that can be run against web server to determine how compliant the server is with the various HTTP specs?
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Redirect HTTPS request to HTTP in Apache

Can an HTTPS request be redirected to an HTTP request in Apache? If so, how?
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Can I use both Digest and Basic Authentication on the same directory in Apache?

The reason I would want to do this is to support very old browsers (e.g. IE 6) that does not implement the more secure Digest method. If all new clients advertise the types of authentication they ...
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Is it possible to invalidate cache when the referrer adress is different?

Suppose I serve an image and if someone visits from a forum then I want it to download that image. If they visit again from the same forum then I want it to use cache, but if they visit from another ...
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Should 304 Not Modified responses include the “Last Modified” header?

I've been using the most excellent http://redbot.org tool for testing have HTTP headers on my site correct (its custom code in PHP serving dynamic content - wanting to ensure it cached where possible ...
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Can a web-server be reached in other ways than through `HTTP` or externally?

A server hosting an application built in PHP: Can the server be reached in other ways than through HTTP or externally? Is GET and POST only populated through the HTTP protocol? Is HTTP headers, GET ...
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Making a site available at http and https after installing an SSL certificate

I just had hostgator install an SSL certificate on my site. As a result, my site is only available (right now) at https://mysite.com. Based on the answer to this question, it sounds like it's possible ...
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Which content or HTTP status should return unused domain?

We've recently bought couple of domains but the content of the domains is still under development. Which content should we upload to the domains to tell search engines "There is currently nothing, ...
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Google Analytics when 404 handler is used as 'mod_rewrite'?

I'm consulting on a web site which in order to provide clean URL's uses the 404 handler to catch what would otherwise be a 404 and serve the correct content. In case that's not clear the 404 handler ...
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410 permanent delete not working

I've deleted a web page permanently and also added this rule in the bottom of my .htaccess: RewriteRule ^paysignet-payment-gateway-features-and-benefits.html$ - [G,L] But this url of this page: ...
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What is the syntax for using 410 status for deleted pages?

I want to permanently delete some pages in my site using 410 status. I'm not sure of correct syntax of removing pages using 410. I've found one syntax and I've a page( duplicate product page content) ...
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Is it possible for a web-server to send more files than requested for, and have the browser accept them?

I've created a basic web server for a school project, and it serves static content without a problem. I thought of having the server parse all htm/html files for links to .js/.css/image files, and ...
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HTTP: How to be deleted from search engines at a certain point in time in the future?

Is there a way to tell search engines, that a page they crawl should be included in the search results now, but have to be deleted at a certain time in the future? I have a website where hundreds of ...
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Quick Filesharing Web-App

I need to provide ftp/http services for a group of users such that: each user has his own password protected area where he can upload files each user can create user accounts and passwords for the ...
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Verifying that a user comes from a 'partner' site?

We're building a Drupal module that is going to be given to trusted 'corporate partners'. When a user clicks on a link, he should be redirected to our site as if he's a logged in user. How should I ...
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I used a 301 Permanent Redirect to a 3rd party site by mistake! Can I stop the redirection?

Oh Noes! I've been parking a domain name for a friend/client of mine on my hosting provider (Dreamhost, FWIW) for a while, and they eventually asked me to redirect their domain to a 3rd party website ...
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Browser privacy improvement implications for websites

On https://panopticlick.eff.org/ EFF let you test the number of uniquely identifying bits that the browser gives a website. Among these are HTTP header fields such as User-Agent, Accept, ...
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How to forward a [sub]domain to another address? (not just HTTP!)

I have bought domain1.me from GoDaddy... (yeah, I know... but ME domain registrars seemed quite hard to find...) I'm mainly hosted at 1and1. I have registered subdomain sub1.domain1.me and redirected ...
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Best way to have both HTTP and HTTPS communication in a web application?

I am considering using both HTTP and HTTPS in a web application and I am looking for tips to accomplish this best. The application will run under Tomcat. I have also seen the following about HTTPS ...
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With the following settings shown here, will there be any caching in Firefox?

browser.cache.disk.enable = false browser.cache.memory.enable = false network.http.use-cache = true With the following settings above, will there be any caching in FF? Does the disk.enable and ...
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HTTP response for deleted or disabled items on ecommerce store

What HTTP response should you send when an item/category on your ecommerce site has been disabled or deleted? 410 looks correct for deleted products but not sure about something that has been disabled ...
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why is having (or excluding) 'www' in the URL affecting how my site displays to users?

I am cleaning markup on a website for my first customer. I did not build the site; I want to remove the table-based design and replace it with proper CSS, before I add a shopping cart to the site. ...
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Considerations of the HTTP Content-MD5 Header

We are debating whether to use the Content-MD5 header. Pros: The CMS allows us to easily include it with minimal overhead (cached responses in 80%+ of the cases). It would add another layer of ...
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Ways for client to include page ID in query?

I'm no expert on web development, and need to find a way to let the browser call a PHP routine on the server with the current document ID as parameter, eg. http://www.acme.com/index.php?id=1 I then ...
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What MIME type are you meant to use for JavaScript files?

In the html we always use <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="???"></script> (the ECMA stuff confuses some browsers) but on the HTTP side what are you meant to use as the ...