Protocol Online

Details: Protocol Online

Officially, there’s no such thing as “protocol online.” However, many different protocols are used online including TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and many others. Protocols are used between computers as a means of communicating with one another. Computers speak many different languages and come in many different configurations, yet they can still manage to communicate. For example, both Windows and Macintosh computers can access the same websites and communicate with one another.

That’s because these computers understand the common protocol online specifications. When a computer encounters a protocol, online or through other means of communication such as over a network or modem connection, the protocol tells the computer how to interact with the data based on the standards defined in the protocol. The Internet Engineering Task Force, or IETF, is largely responsible for standardizing any protocol online.

IETF works closely with other standards organizations such as ISO/IEC and W3C to ensure the standardization of protocols destined to be used for online communications are well thought out, tested, and accepted around the world. While you won’t necessarily find a protocol labeled as “protocol online,” you will find dozens of established Internet protocols that make the World Wide Web possible.

Associated Protocol Online Applications:

Web browsers, email applications

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