One of the core components of the world wide web is the HTTP protocol. Let’s take a quick look at the most common types of HTTP requests—different requests that web clients (typically a browser) can make of a web server. While the HTTP protocol defines a whole host of different request types, including HEAD, PUT, DELETE, and OPTIONS, there are only two that you really need to know: GET and POST.
Credits: Talking: Geoffrey Challen (Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo). Producing: Greg Bunyea (Undergraduate, Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo).
Part of the https://www.internet-class.org online internet course. A blue Systems Research Group (https://blue.cse.buffalo.edu) production.