HyperText Transmission Protocol, Secure
<protocol>Netscape Navigator supports a URL access method, "https", for connecting to HTTP servers using SSL. "https" is a unique protocol that is simply SSL underneath HTTP. You need to use "https://" for HTTP URLs with SSL, whereas you continue to use "http://" for HTTP URLs without SSL. The default "https" port number is 443, as assigned by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. http://netscape.com/info/security-doc.html.
Last updated: 1995-01-16