HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol
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Now that both HTTP extensions and HTTP/1.1 are stable specifications, W3C has closed the HTTP Activity. The Activity has achieved its goals of creating a successful standard that addresses the weaknesses of earlier HTTP versions.
An effort to revise HTTP/1.1 started in the IETF httpbis Working Group
* 2008-02: drafts -02 of the revised HTTP/1.1 specifications
* 2007-10: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Bis WG (httpbis) came to life.
* 2007-06: new revision of RFC2616bis issued.[HTML version]
* 2006-10: An effort to revise RFC2616 started, see the Issue list, latest draft [HTML version] and the editors' copy [HTML version].
* 1999-07: W3C Supports HTTP/1.1 Reaching IETF Draft Standard - (testimonials)
* 1999-06: NEW HTTP IETF RFCs:
o RFC 2616: Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1 (Postscript), (PDF) (compressed text)
o RFC 2617: HTTP Authentication: Basic and Digest Access Authentication
o Errata for RFC 2616 and RFC 2617
* 1999-06: HTTP Extension Framework pending IESG review.
o Stable ID is draft-frystyk-http-extensions-03.txt
* 1999-05: W3C Note: Editing the Web: Detecting the Lost Update Problem Using Unreserved Checkout
* 1999-03-31: Jigsaw 2.0.2 Implements HTTP Extension Framework
Nearby you can find
* The HTTP Performance Overview for the speed you're longing for...
* The HTTP/1.1 Implementor's Forum for discussions of HTTP/1.1 implementation tricks as well as interoperability work
* The HTTP Extension Framework Internet Draft and discussions
* WebMux - a simple multiplexing protocol
* W3C HTTP-NG activity and HTTP-NG Overview