HTTP Response Syntax

This section describes the Syntax of an HTTP response message returned by a Web server after received an HTTP request.

Based on HTTP/1.1 protocol, after receiving and interpreting an HTTP request from a Web client, a Web server must return an HTTP response using the syntax listed below:

status-line
header-line
...
header-line

entity-body

Note that:

Below is a simple HTTP response with two header lines:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Length: 38

<html><body>Hello world!</body></html>

Last update: 2002.

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