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draft -05 and current status

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 09:17:11 -0600
Message-Id: <06104797-6A7B-41C4-A829-43FAACBAD7ED@mnot.net>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

As you can see, we have draft -05 available this morning.

Last week, the editors and I got together in sunny (and,  
unfortunately, combustable) Southern California to work on these.  
Thanks to Roy Fielding/Day Software for hosting.

-05's focus is on the ABNF conversion (#36), including dealing with  
line folding (#77) and LWS (#30), as discussed previously. There is  
still some ABNF-related work to do (e.g., programmatically expanding  
the # rule into a pure-ABNF appendix, cleaning up the relationship  
between the general header syntax and specific headers), but the core  
of the work is there and ready for review.

We anticipate having -06 available in a small number of weeks. This  
will include rewrites of parts 1 (messaging), 5 (ranges) and 6  
(caching) for editorial clarity, and will contain a number of  
proposals for open issues from the editors. This is a bit of a change  
from our past working practices, but should help us get moving forward  
again. I expect a healthy discussion of the drafts when they arrive.


Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Monday, 17 November 2008 15:18:44 UTC

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