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PEP draft available

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 15:15:14 -0800
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To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

A PEP Internet-Draft is now available.  This is of relevance to the WebDAV
group because it is hoped that PEP can be used by clients to determine if a
server supports DAV functionality, and also perhaps as a mechanism for
discovering method interfaces.

It would be very helpful if someone could post a summary of this draft, and
their views on its applicability to the WebDAV draft protocol

- Jim

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> A Revised Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
> directories. This draft is a work item of the HyperText Transfer Protocol
> Working Group of the IETF.
>       Title     : PEP: an Extension Mechanism for HTTP
>       Author(s) : D. Connolly
>       Filename  : draft-ietf-http-pep-01.txt
>       Pages     : 14
>       Date      : 01/03/1997
>HTTP is an extensible protocol. PEP is an extension mechanism
>designed to address the tension between private agreement and
>public specification and to accomodate extension of HTTP clients
>and servers by software components.
>The mechanism is to associate each extension with a URL, and
>use a few new header fields to carry the extension identifier and
>related information from HTTP clients, thru proxies and intermediaries,
>to servers, and back again.
>Internet-Drafts are available by anonymous FTP.  Login with the username
>"anonymous" and a password of your e-mail address.  After logging in,
>type "cd internet-drafts" and then
>     "get draft-ietf-http-pep-01.txt".
>A URL for the Internet-Draft is:
>Internet-Drafts directories are located at:
>     o  Africa:  ftp.is.co.za
>     o  Europe:  ftp.nordu.net
>                 ftp.nis.garr.it
>     o  Pacific Rim: munnari.oz.au
>     o  US East Coast: ds.internic.net
>     o  US West Coast: ftp.isi.edu
>Internet-Drafts are also available by mail.
>Send a message to:  mailserv@ds.internic.net. In the body type:
>     "FILE /internet-drafts/draft-ietf-http-pep-01.txt".
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