Re: An IETF working group for HTTP?

Roy T. Fielding (fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU)
Mon, 19 Sep 1994 05:42:59 -0700

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.

......Roy Fielding ICS Grad Student, University of California, Irvine USA