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Re: Moving forward with HTTP/2.0: proposed charter

From: Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com>
Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2012 13:37:18 +0200
Message-ID: <501D096E.7000006@cisco.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org

On 8/4/12 1:12 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Does taking SPDY as a base imply that what we'll be doing is a delta
> spec to HTTP/1.1, essentially adding one new TCP binding /
> serialization, and potentially some new options?
> In that case I believe we should plan to maintain the HTTP/1.1 specs;
> both incorporating fixes for errata, and also doing editorial
> improvements so that the existing bits integrate well with the new stuff.
> That would mean that we revise HTTPbis in parallel, and submit it for
> Full Standard at the same time the HTTP/2.0 go to Proposed.

The alternative would be to do something like what we did in Calsify
where we respecified ALL of the primitives in what was a major cleanup. 
That's not necessary here.  Arguably 2.0 doesn't even update 2616, let
alone obsolete it.

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