HTTP standardisation

As far as I know, there are several categories in the standardisation process
of the IETF:
proposed standard --> draft standard --> (real) standard

There exists also other categories:
experimental, informational, historical

The last specification of HTTP 1.0 is defined in the RFC 1945 but this
is 'just' an informational specification.

Can this specification be used as *the* reference of HTTP 1.0 or are there
any other RFCs which are 'more official' (i.e. draft standard or even real

        - Andreas -

Andreas Nill     
GMD  FIT   -   German National Research Center for Information Technology
Institute for Applied Information Technology, 53754 St. Augustin, Germany
Phone +49 2241 14 2859  FAX +49 2241 14 2065  E-mail:

Received on Wednesday, 26 June 1996 05:45:37 UTC