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[tor-talk] Why does TBB use SOCKS and not HTTP(S)?

In the Preferences section of the TBB, the proxy is SOCKS 5 on

Since the TBB is a web browser and the web uses HTTP(S), why is the HTTP settings not used.

I understand that Tor also uses SOCKS (e.g. torsocks). But, even so, the browser uses HTTP(S). Why does the browser require SOCKS and not HTTP?

I know there is a very simple answer but I don't know what it is!
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