http Protocol

Opens a hypertext transfer session with the specified site address.




  • sDomain
    Specifies the fully qualified domain name or IP address to the site.


The hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) is a communications protocol designed to transfer hypertext documents between computers over the World Wide Web. It defines what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands.

HTTP is stateless, meaning the connection to the server does not remain open.

Available as of Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 or later.


The following sample demonstrates the use of the HTTP protocol.

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The Microsoft Web Site