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From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 11:07:02 +0100
Message-ID: <49B63BC6.4000403@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Apps Discuss <discuss@apps.ietf.org>
Mark Nottingham wrote:
> ...
> * HTTP Revision
> We've had a quiet period in the last few months, but the editors have 
> been working in the background; they expect to have the -06 generation 
> of the HTTPbis drafts published before the meeting; they will 
> incorporate more editorial changes (including the ABNF conversion) as 
> well as several issue resolution proposals for consideration by the WG.
> ...

These drafts have been submitted yesterday. They contain quite a number 
of substantive changes, plus major rewrites in Parts 1 (URIs, 
Connections, and Message Parsing) and 6 (Caching). All non-editorial 
changes should be mentioned in the "Changes Since ..." appendices; diffs 
are available from tools.ietf.org (linked from the HTMLized
versions) and from 

The top changes are:

- Many parts of Part 6 (Caching) have been rewritten from scratch,
   resulting in a more concise spec. There are several open issues and
   TODOs related to this change, so please carefully review this part in
   general, and also pay attention to the inlined comments.

- All the issues around the BNF format and implied LWS have been
   resolved, see <http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/36> for

- In Part 1, the HTTP URL definition has been updated to be based on RFC
   3986, quite some text in the introductory chapters has been updated,
   and lots of URI related history (better summarized in RFC 3986) has
   been removed.

We think the issue below have been resolved with these drafts, and are
planning to close them soon:

- #30: "Header LWS" (<http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/30>)
- #63: "RFC2047 encoded words" 
- #74: "Character Encodings in TEXT" 
- #77: "Line folding" (<http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/77>)
- #83: "OPTIONS * and proxies" 
- #85: "Custom Ranges" (<http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/85>)
- #111: "Use of TEXT" (<http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/111>)

Best regards, Julian
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