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HTTP version 1.0 or 1.1?

From: Roy Fielding <fielding@beach.w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 11:46:52 -0400
Message-Id: <199508111546.LAA15149@beach.w3.org>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
I have had several comments sent to me (most off the list) along the
lines of "how can we keep changing 1.0 when there are deployed apps?"
and "how can I know whether a server supports the standard or not if
we continue to use the same version number?", etc.

As we mentioned back in San Jose, we have a choice as to whether
we try to standardize 1.0, or release a current-practice document on
1.0 and move our standard to HTTP/1.1 (which in turn would mean that 
what we are currently calling 1.1 features would be in HTTP/1.2).

Since the IETF recently created the BCP ("Best Current Practice")
series, we can actually do this now within a reasonable framework.

The action required would be for Henrik and I to create a stripped-down
HTTP/1.0 document and release it along with the current draft renamed
as HTTP/1.1.  This will take three days for us to accomplish, but may
be worth the saving in confusion and aggravation.

Does the WG want to do this?


 ....Roy T. Fielding  Department of ICS, University of California, Irvine USA
                      Visiting Scholar, MIT/LCS + World-Wide Web Consortium
                      (fielding@w3.org)                (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
Received on Friday, 11 August 1995 13:41:25 EDT

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