Access 2007 Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Hyperlinks: http://
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), with a prefix of http://, is the most common hyperlink protocol of the Internet. HTTP hyperlinks allow you to make connections to a multitude of destinations such as web pages, directories, files, etc., although it is mainly used to make a connection to a web page.
The HTTP protocol is what gave rise to the World Wide Web (WWW), the most popular public network in the world. The HTTP protocol is so prevalent that many people forget that the proper formation of an HTTP hyperlink must begin with the http:// prefix. For example, the hyperlink:
links directly to an index.html web page which resides in directory1 which itself resides in directory2, all of which are located at the www.somedomain.com website.
HTTP hyperlinks are very common in Access 2007 database, especially those used for e-commerce purposes.