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Re: Straw-man for our next charter

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:45:45 +0200
Message-ID: <500FC049.2020102@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2012-07-25 09:53, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> Next week in Vancouver, we'll discuss both the candidate proposals for HTTP/2.0 and whether we should re-charter to begin that work, confirming consensus on the list afterwards.
>
> Assuming we do choose one, we'll also need to discuss the charter itself. To facilitate that, I've pasted a straw-man of what such a charter might look like below.
>
> Please familiarise yourself with it. We can discuss on-list beforehand, of course, but please realise that we need to do this step-by-step, so don't get too far ahead of the conversation.
>
> Note -- this currently JUST covers the protocol discussion, not the authentication half; I've omitted it because there are a few different ways that work might end up, and it's going to need discussion before we can write even straw-man charter text.
>
> Cheers,
>
> ---8<---
> This Working Group is charged with maintaining and developing
> the "core" specifications for HTTP.
>
> The Working Group's specification deliverables are:
> * A document (or set of documents) that is suitable to supersede RFC 2616 as
>    the definition of HTTP/1.1 and move RFC 2817 to Historic status
> * A document cataloguing the security properties of HTTP/1.1

If we are serious about that one, we'll need to restart work on it :-)

> ...
> The Working Group will prioritize HTTP/1.1 work until it is complete.

+1000

> ...
> Sep 2012	Working Group Last Call for HTTP Security Properties

This one appears to be very optimistic.

 > ...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:46:20 GMT

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