Re: An IETF working group for HTTP?

Thomas Walsh (
Wed, 21 Sep 1994 01:15:17 +0200

From: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>

Dave Raggett writes:

> I believe that the time has now come to develop HTTP as an IETF backed
> protocol with the standard defined as a sequence of RFCs. The first step
> is to draw up a charter for this activity. We can then approach the IETF
> to set up an HTTP working group. Are there any volunteers to help with
> writing a draft charter?

I agree that this should be done, though I would prefer not to wait until
December to start work on a definitive HTTP/1.0 spec. I volunteer to help
write the charter.

> We need to get to grips with:

[excellent list of future issues deleted]

Let me just add that it is important that we also (first or in parallel)
document HTTP/1.0 as it exists in current practice.

I agree also. I beleive this is the only path we can take as a loosely
coupled colaborative group to keep the ball rolling for everyone not
just the first few to get to market!

I will donate whatever time I can to help out.

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