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Call for Adoption: Structured Fields Revision (RFC8941bis)

From: Tommy Pauly <tpauly@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2022 16:48:51 -0700
Message-id: <7CA07377-9FCE-4976-B420-72534978A6FC@apple.com>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Hello all,

Based on the previous discussion on the list, it sounds like the group has support for revising Structured Fields (RFC 8941) to include the new Date type, so we don’t need to add it as part of draft-ietf-httpbis-retrofit. We also discussed wanting to have a tight scope and be able to ship the update quickly.

This email starts a call for adoption of that work, which will begin with the existing text of RFC 8941 as the -00 version and will have a very narrow scope. My proposed scope is as follows (slightly different from Mark’s original proposal, to adjust for some of the discussion on list):

- Add the Date type, currently in draft-ietf-httpbis-retrofit
- Make the "Defining New Structured Fields” section align with the style guide (https://httpwg.org/admin/editors/style-guide#structured-fields), to not recommend the use of ABNF in new header definitions
- Add clarifications to the use of ABNF in the document (for example, emphasize that they are not normative), subject to WG discussion
- Address minor technical issues and editorial fixes

We’ll run this call for adoption for 2 weeks, ending on November 2, 2022. Please respond to this email if you support doing this work or not, and if you have comments on the scope.

Received on Wednesday, 19 October 2022 23:49:20 UTC

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