Protocol Action: 'Binary Representation of HTTP Messages' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-httpbis-binary-message-06.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Binary Representation of HTTP Messages'
  (draft-ietf-httpbis-binary-message-06.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the HTTP Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Murray Kucherawy and Francesca Palombini.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

   This document defines a simple format for representing an HTTP
   message, either request or response.  This allows for the
   encoding of HTTP messages that can be conveyed outside of an HTTP
   protocol.  This enables the transformation of entire messages,
   including the application of authenticated encryption.

   This format defines message/bhttp, a binary alternative to the
   message/http content type defined in HTTP/1.1.  A binary format
   permits more efficient encoding and processing of messages.  A binary
   format also reduces exposure to security problems related to
   processing of HTTP messages.

Working Group Summary

   The document enjoyed reasonably wide review and discussion throughout the
   group. It was not a particularly active discussion, but a variety of folks
   appear to have looked at it and thought about it.

Document Quality

   There exist at least two implementations of the document:
   Based on the shepherd's review of the document, this document is needed,
   clearly written, complete, and correctly designed.


   Mark Nottingham is the Document Shepherd. 
   Francesca Palombini is the Responsible Area Director

Received on Monday, 11 July 2022 13:43:57 UTC