Building Protocols with HTTP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (httpbis WG)
Last updated 2019-05-14 (latest revision 2018-11-10)
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Intended RFC status Best Current Practice
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HTTP is often used as a substrate for other application protocols (a.k.a. HTTP-based APIs). This document specifies best practices for such protocols' use of HTTP when they are defined for diverse implementation and broad deployment (e.g., in standards efforts).


Mark Nottingham (

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