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Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 09:41:18 -0400
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 A Revised 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     : PEP - an Extension Mechanism for HTTP                   
       Author(s) : D. Connolly, R. Khare, H. Frystyk
       Filename  : draft-ietf-http-pep-04.txt, .ps
       Pages     : 27
       Date      : 07/15/1997

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. The Protocol Extension Protocol (PEP) is an 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 PEP mechanism is designed to associate 
each extension with a URI[2], and use a few new RFC 822[1] derived header 
fields to carry the extension identifier and related information between 
the parties involved in an extended transaction.                           

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