What makes HTTP GET important?
- HTTP GET designed so that URI alone encodes interaction; allows linking
- Safe/unsafe distinction in protocol enables user agent
- Requests with no side-effects enable caching of results:
- At global networking scale, require fast data exchange
- Use caching to improve performance (see HTTP/1.1
- Design protocols that support caching
8 Apr 2002: Dan Connolly receives
assignment to write strawman proposal. This evolves into
a draft finding.