Greasing HTTP
draft-nottingham-http-grease-01

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Author Mark Nottingham 
Last updated 2021-04-10 (latest revision 2020-10-07)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at
https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-nottingham-http-grease-01.txt

Abstract

Like many network protocols, HTTP is vulnerable to ossification of its extensibility points. This draft explains why HTTP ossification is a problem and establishes guidelines for exercising those extensions by 'greasing' the protocol to combat it.

Authors

Mark Nottingham (mnot@mnot.net)

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