HTTP/1.0 Internet-Draft 02 Available

Roy Fielding (
Tue, 15 Aug 1995 15:53:32 -0400

The HTTP-WG of the IETF has decided to split the draft 01
document into a "Best Current Practice" HTTP/1.0 and a standards-track
HTTP/1.1. The following announcement reflects the availability of
the initial BCP draft.

Title : Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.0
Author(s) : T. Berners-Lee, R. Fielding, H. Frystyk
Filename : draft-ietf-http-v10-spec-02.txt, .ps
Pages : 45
Date : 08/13/1995

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 common usage of the protocol
referred to as "HTTP/1.0".

Please send comments on the draft to the HTTP-WG at the mailing list
address <>. A hypertext archive of the mailing
list is at <>.

Draft 02 is available at the usual places (below). It is available
in plain text, HTML, and PostScript (w/changebars), and a text diff
is also available (generated by the "diff -b -c1 draft01 draft02" command).

The text and PostScript formats are also available from any of
the Internet-Draft archives listed below.

Internet-Drafts are available by anonymous FTP. Login with the username
"anonymous" and a password of your e-mail address. After logging in,
type "cd internet-drafts" and then
"get draft-ietf-http-v10-spec-01.txt".
A URL for the Internet-Draft is:

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Internet-Drafts are also available by mail.

Send a message to: In the body type:
"FILE /internet-drafts/draft-ietf-http-v10-spec-01.txt".
"FILE /internet-drafts/".

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