Known Issues and Best Practices for the Use of Long Polling and Streaming in Bidirectional HTTP
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Known Issues and Best Practices for the Use of Long Polling and Streaming in Bidirectional HTTP' to Informational RFC (draft-loreto-http-bidirectional-07.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Known Issues and Best Practices for the Use of Long Polling and Streaming in Bidirectional HTTP' (draft-loreto-http-bidirectional-07.txt) as an Informational RFC This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Alexey Melnikov. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-loreto-http-bidirectional/
Technical Summary This document describes the known issues and the best practices related to the use of HTTP, as it exists today, to enable "bidirectional HTTP". The two existing mechanisms, called "HTTP long polling" and "HTTP streaming" are described. Working Group Summary This document was not the product of a working group, but participants in HTTPBIS and HYBI were active in its creation and later discussion. Document Quality This document provides an analysis of existing uses of HTTP for bidirectional communication. The document has been reviewed by HTTP experts (inc. Mark Nottingham) and it includes information based on experience with frameworks that implement these mechanisms (Greg Wilkins develops one such framework). Personnel Martin Thomson is the Document Shepherd. Alexey Melnikov is the Responsible Area Director.