Message-Id: <18.104.22.168.19980313103838.02fdf8b0@localhost> Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 10:38:38 -0500 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: HTTP Ext Working Group Submission: Mandatory Extensions in HTTP I hereby submit a new version of the document Mandatory Extensions in HTTP as an IETF Internet Draft: draft-ietf-http-ext-mandatory-00.txt The work is done within the charter of the HTTP-ext working group chaired by Josh Cohen. The abstract is included below and the complete draft is sent as an attachment. Thanks Henrik Frystyk Nielsen, World Wide Web Consortium http://www.w3.org/People/Frystyk Abstract HTTP is used increasingly in applications that need more facilities than the standard version of the protocol provides, ranging from distributed authoring, collaboration, and printing, to various remote procedure call mechanisms. This document proposes the use of a mandatory extension mechanism designed to address the tension between private agreement and public specification and to accommodate extension of applications such as HTTP clients, servers, and proxies. The proposal associates each extension with a URI, and use a few new RFC 822 style header fields to carry the extension identifier and related information between the parties involved in an extended transaction.