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DRAFT - HTTPtre scope of work

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:43:10 -0700
Message-Id: <96D2ED57-6F30-42E8-B35A-DED214CB113B@mnot.net>
Cc: Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com>, Patrick McManus <mcmanus@ducksong.com>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Hi everyone,

We've talked about revising the HTTP/1.1 documents a few times; I think the next step is to agree on a scope of work. See draft proposal below.

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The Working Group will revise the RFC723[0-5] document set. The primary goals of this work will be:

1)  To clearly separate the version-dependent aspects of HTTP from those that are version-independent, to aid readers and implementers, and assist definition of future protocol versions;

2) Clarifying HTTP's underlying abstractions and guarantees (the "abstract model" of HTTP), to define a target for future versions of the protocol;

3) Incorporating errata;

4) Clarifying how HTTP is extended and versioned, as necessary; and

5) Addressing significant (as determined by the Chairs) security and interoperability issues that are raised.

Issues that are specific to HTTP/1.1 (e.g., chunked encoding, connection handling) will only be addressed if there is broad (as determined by the Chairs) implementation support for doing so.

The number and focus of the resulting documents might be the same, or might differ. It is expected that the resulting documents will be suitable for publication as Internet Standard. 

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Thoughts?

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Mark Nottingham   https://www.mnot.net/
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