HTTP Ext Working Group Submission: Mandatory Extensions in HTTP

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen (
Date: Fri, Mar 13 1998

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 10:38:38 -0500
From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <>
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:


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


Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium


       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[2], and use a few
       new RFC 822[1] style header fields to carry the extension identifier
       and related information between the parties involved in an extended