I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-http-ext-mandatory-00.txt

From: by way of Henrik Frystyk Nielsen (Internet-Drafts@ns.ietf.org)
Date: Wed, Mar 18 1998


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Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 09:55:56 -0500
To: ietf-http-ext@w3.org
From: Internet-Drafts@ns.ietf.org (by way of Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>)
Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-http-ext-mandatory-00.txt

A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
directories.
This draft is a work item of the HyperText Transfer Protocol Working Group 
of the IETF.

	Title		: Mandatory Extensions in HTTP
	Author(s)	: P. Leach, H. Nielsen, S. Lawrence
	Filename	: draft-ietf-http-ext-mandatory-00.txt
	Pages		: 12
	Date		: 13-Mar-98
	
       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
       transaction.


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