W3 ontology

The W3 ontology is a strong ontology that defines the World Wide Web. It is the authoritative source for definitions of such terms as:

To stick very closely to HTTP when designing protocols is the basic purpose of the REST doctrine, which advocates simple extensions to HTTP to do most things on the World Wide Web.

W3 builds on sources like the IETF and even ITU for its definitions, which are nerdly in nature.

Warning: To know anything about this makes you a geek.