Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF): An open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and smooth operation of the Internet. The IETF maintains the fundamental internet standards including TCP/IP, SMTP, HTTP, and many others.
HyperText Transfer Protocol: Standard protocol for transmitting content and data on the internet. The world-wide web and many data exchange protocols are based on HTTP.(more)