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https Protocol

Opens a secure hypertext transfer session with the specified site address.

Syntax

https://sDomain

Tokens

sDomain
Specifies the fully qualified domain name or IP address to the site.

Remarks

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.

Example

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>

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