HTTP/1.0 Internet-Draft 01 Available

Roy Fielding (
Tue, 08 Aug 1995 18:47:03 -0400

A Revised Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
directories. This draft is a work item of the HyperText Transfer Protocol
Working Group of the IETF.

Title : Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.0
Author(s) : T. Berners-Lee, R. Fielding, H. Nielsen
Filename : draft-ietf-http-v10-spec-01.txt, .ps
Pages : 58
Date : 08/07/1995

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application-level protocol
with the lightness and speed necessary for distributed, collaborative,
hypermedia information systems. It is a generic, stateless, object-oriented
protocol which can be used for many tasks, such as name servers and
distributed object management systems, through extension of its request
methods (commands). A feature of HTTP is the typing and negotiation of data
representation, allowing systems to be built independently of the data
being transferred.

HTTP has been in use by the World-Wide Web global information initiative
since 1990. This specification reflects preferred usage of the protocol
referred to as "HTTP/1.0".

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....Roy T. Fielding Department of ICS, University of California, Irvine USA
Visiting Scholar, MIT/LCS + World-Wide Web Consortium
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