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HTTP documentation


RFC 2616 for the HTTP/1.1 specification.
RFC 2617 for the HTTP/1.1 basic and digest authentication specifications.


  • Class Overview - This document provides an overview of the classes used to implement the http module. It's meant as a guide to developers wishing to extend the HTTP implementation.
  • Transaction Model - This document describes the lifetime of a HTTP transaction, the threads involved, and the relevant objects.
  • Pipelining FAQ - This document gives an overview of HTTP/1.1 pipelining by answering some frequently asked questions.
  • Caching FAQ - This document gives an overview of how HTTP caching is implemented in necko. It answers some of the common questions concerning what is cached and for how long.
  • Capturing a HTTP log - This document describes how to enable HTTP logging for various platforms.