Hypertext Transfer Protocol Version 3 (HTTP/3)
draft-ietf-quic-http-23

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QUIC                                                      M. Bishop, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                    Akamai
Intended status: Standards Track                      September 12, 2019
Expires: March 15, 2020

             Hypertext Transfer Protocol Version 3 (HTTP/3)
                        draft-ietf-quic-http-23

Abstract

   The QUIC transport protocol has several features that are desirable
   in a transport for HTTP, such as stream multiplexing, per-stream flow
   control, and low-latency connection establishment.  This document
   describes a mapping of HTTP semantics over QUIC.  This document also
   identifies HTTP/2 features that are subsumed by QUIC, and describes
   how HTTP/2 extensions can be ported to HTTP/3.

Note to Readers

   Discussion of this draft takes place on the QUIC working group
   mailing list (quic@ietf.org), which is archived at
   https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/search/?email_list=quic [1].

   Working Group information can be found at https://github.com/quicwg
   [2]; source code and issues list for this draft can be found at
   https://github.com/quicwg/base-drafts/labels/-http [3].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.1.  Prior versions of HTTP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.2.  Delegation to QUIC  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  HTTP/3 Protocol Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Document Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.2.  Conventions and Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   3.  Connection Setup and Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.1.  Draft Version Identification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.2.  Discovering an HTTP/3 Endpoint  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.2.1.  QUIC Version Hints  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.3.  Connection Establishment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.4.  Connection Reuse  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   4.  HTTP Request Lifecycle  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.1.  HTTP Message Exchanges  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.1.1.  Header Formatting and Compression . . . . . . . . . .  12
       4.1.2.  Request Cancellation and Rejection  . . . . . . . . .  13
       4.1.3.  Malformed Requests and Responses  . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.2.  The CONNECT Method  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     4.3.  HTTP Upgrade  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.4.  Server Push . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   5.  Connection Closure  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     5.1.  Idle Connections  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     5.2.  Connection Shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     5.3.  Immediate Application Closure . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     5.4.  Transport Closure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   6.  Stream Mapping and Usage  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     6.1.  Bidirectional Streams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     6.2.  Unidirectional Streams  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
       6.2.1.  Control Streams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       6.2.2.  Push Streams  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
       6.2.3.  Reserved Stream Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
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