Re: An IETF working group for HTTP?

Simon E Spero (
Wed, 21 Sep 1994 03:42:01 +0200

One important thing to remember is that the IETF will not advance any document
as a proposed standard unless it has complete change control over the document.

I believe that there has been some discussion about publishing an informational
RFC documenting the currently implemented version of HTTP, but I don't know
about future plans - the ietf-draft was allowed to lapse, which is not usually
a good sign. Erik?

Would anyone be interested in a bof on the next generation of HTTP at the
Chicago Web con? I'm planning to do an ad-hoc tutorial on ASN.1, and the packed
encoding rules (there are plenty of BOF rooms available), and that should
segue nicely into a futures bof.