HISTORIC: This page is not kept up to date. W3C currently does not
have an Activity on HTTP-NG. The page is made available to preserve information
on the results of the HTTP-NG activity. Please see also the
activity statement HTTP-NG.
(Proposed) HTTP-NG Working Group
News | W3C
HTTP-NG Activity | Specs | Mailing
lists | Background
The continuous growth of the Web depends on the availability
of a simple yet powerful mechanism for exchanging information on the Internet.
The purpose of the work proposed here is to design the next generation
of the HTTP protocol that fulfills this purpose and at the same time preserves
a simplistic design: complex features should be built on a simple base.
Nearby you can find the HTTP/1.x
Activity and the HTTP/1.x Overview
News, Updates, and Events
Oct 27, 1999: Endpoint Congestion Management (ecm)
Working Group chartered in the Transport area of the IETF; outcome should
include a fundamental fix to the lack of congestion state sharing between
parallel TCP connections.
Mar 19, 1999: mux discussed at SLUMS BOF at IETF-44 in Minneapolis
Feb 22, 1999: draft
of the mux WG charter.
Dec 11, 1998: HTTP-NG BOF at IETF-43 in Orlando (minutes;
also mentioned in Transport
Nov 18, 1998: HTTP-NG
Overview: Problem Statement, Requirements, and Solution Outline out
as Internet Draft.
Nov 18, 1998: Proposed
charter for IETF HTTP-NG working group; Agenda
for the HTTP-NG BOF at the upcoming IETF
meeting, Orlando, Fl.
Nov 14, 1998: New mailing list for proposed
IETF HTTP-NG working group.
Nov 10, 1998: The Web Characterization
Activity is now up and running.
Nov 5, 1998: The Web Characterization Group which was part of the
Activity is being continued in the Web
August 24, 1998: Minutes
of HTTP-NG BOF at IETF-42 in Chicago.
August 1, 1998: First set of drafts submitted
to the IETF to be discussed at the HTTP-NG
BOF at the Chicago
July 10, 1998: First W3C Working Drafts released
June 17, 1998: Protocol
Design Group Status Report is available - (members
March 27, 1998: First Public Working Draft: Short-
and Long-Term Goals for the HTTP-NG Project
Oct ober 10, 1997: Final
minutes from the HTTP-NG face-to-face meeting - (members
July 7, 1997: Project
started and HTTP-NG
Briefing Package - (members
Specifications, Drafts, Papers and Reports
Current Working Drafts and Notes
Previous Working Drafts and Notes
Overview: Problem Statement, Requirements, and Solution Outline, IETF
Internet Draft, November 17, 1998
Architectural Model, IETF Internet Draft, August 1, 1998
Web Interfaces, IETF Internet Draft, August 1, 1998
Binary Wire Protocol, IETF Internet Draft, August 1, 1998
Specification, IETF Internet Draft, August 1, 1998
Design of HTTP-ng Testbed,
W3C Note, 10 July 1998
Short- and Long-Term
Goals for the HTTP-NG Project, W3C Note, 27 March 1998
Simon Spero launched the first HTTP-NG proposal in 1995 which attracted
much attention. Here is some of the original information
Yves Lafon, W3C
Jim Gettys, Visiting Engineer, Compaq
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