Opens a secure hypertext transfer session with the specified site address.
- Specifies the fully qualified domain name or IP address to the site.
The secure hypertext transfer protocol (HTTPS) is a communications protocol designed to transfer encrypted information between computers over the World Wide Web. HTTPS is http using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL). A secure socket layer is an encryption protocol invoked on a Web server that uses HTTPS.
Most implementations of the HTTPS protocol involve online purchasing or the exchange of private information. Accessing a secure server often requires some sort of registration, login, or purchase.
The successful use of the HTTPS protocol requires a secure server to handle the request.
Available as of Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 or later.
This sample code demonstrates the implementation of the HTTPS protocol to access a secure site.<A HREF="https://example.microsoft.com"> HTTPS Example Link </A>