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HTTP-NG and HTTP/1.1

From: Anselm Baird-Smith <abaird@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 1996 09:31:51 +0500
Message-Id: <9606071331.AA16422@www18.w3.org>
To: "Mr S. Budd" <s.budd@ic.ac.uk>
Cc: www-jigsaw@w3.org
S. Budd writes:
 > Is there any co-ordination going on
 > about HTTP.  I am seeing a new
 > draft of HTTP-1.1 about to become a
 > IETF draft and then jigsaw is
 > implementing a HTTP-NG.
 > Who to follow?

Good question. Right now Jigsaw is 1.0 compatible (and incorporate
some 1.1 features such as chunk-encoding). I am heavily working on  a
new Mime+Http parser, that will bring Jigsaw to 1.1, my guess is that
by the end of July (if god allows) Jigsaw will be able to run as a 1.1
caching proxy (once you have the 1.1 support, it should be pretty
easy, check w3c.jigsaw.proxy.ProxyDirectory.java).

Now for HTTP-NG, the w3c.mux package implements the MUX protocol
specified by Jim Gettys. At this point this is *not* a final spec, and
my implementation was rather a mean to give some feedback on the spec
itself. However, the path as I see it (I am speaking of things I am
not totally aware of) is for HTTP2.0 to be HTTP1.1 on top of MUX, and
then leave it to HTTP/3.0 to be HTTP-NG.

Received on Friday, 7 June 1996 09:32:23 UTC

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