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Re: Revising RFC2616 - what's happening

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 10:12:40 +0200
Message-ID: <453DCAF8.1080601@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>

Mark Nottingham schrieb:
> ...
> To help find out, a few things have been happening;
>    * Yves Lafon and Julian Reschke have published an I-D that re-states 
> RFC2616 using xml2rfc, so that people can verify it's a faithful 
> transcription. Soon, they'll publish an -01 that incorporates the errata 
> that Scott has captured in <http://purl.org/NET/http-errata> (which 
> didn't require additional discussion).
> ...

In the meantime, the aforementioned draft 01 has been published (see 
announcement below).

For the next draft, we plan to work on re-organizing references into 
Normative/Informative (probably following Jim's work in 
<http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-gettys-http-v11-spec-rev-00>), 
updating some of the references (leaving out the harder ones for now), 
and potentially do initial work on preparing the RFC822-to-RFC4234 
(ABNF) transition.

Best regards, Julian


--- snip ---
A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
directories.


	Title		: Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1
	Author(s)	: Y. LAFON, et al.
	Filename	: draft-lafon-rfc2616bis-01.txt
	Pages		: 214
	Date		: 2006-10-23
	
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application-level
    protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information
    systems.  It is a generic, stateless, protocol which can be used for
    many tasks beyond its use for hypertext, such as name servers and
    distributed object management systems, through extension of its
    request methods, error codes and headers [47].  A feature of HTTP is
    the typing and negotiation of data representation, allowing systems
    to be built independently of the data being transferred.

    HTTP has been in use by the World-Wide Web global information
    initiative since 1990.  This specification defines the protocol
    referred to as "HTTP/1.1", and is an update to RFC2616.

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