Testimonials for HTTP 1.1 Becoming IETF Draft Standard

HTTP/1.1 is a prime example of an open, consensus-based Web standard whose existence can help grow the commercial Internet to the shared benefit of everyone. Compaq is proud to have played a central role in HTTP/1.1's creation.
--Bill Strecker, Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, Compaq Computer Corporation

For us at DataChannel, HTTP/1.1 is a great step forward. Our entire product line relies on HTTP and we are extremely excited to see the potential of improved performance, stability and security.
--Norbert Mikula, Chief Technology Officer, DataChannel

As co-authors of the HTTP/1.1 specification, we're pleased to see the W3C work together with the IETF to move this core Web protocol forward. HTTP/1.1 benefits all users by improving performance and security on the Web while maintaining interoperability. We deliver industry-leading implementations of HTTP/1.1 today in our client platform (Windows Internet Explorer) and server platform (Windows NT Server, Information Server and Proxy Server).
--Mark Ryland, Director of Standards Activities, Microsoft Corporation

Phoenix Technologies is delighted to recognize W3C's efforts in making HTTP/1.1 an IETF draft standard. Phoenix recognizes this HTTP/1.1 as an important step toward better security and improved performance for the global web community. As a company renowned for helping establish and implement industry standards, Phoenix can truly appreciate the impact that the HTTP/1.1 work will have in further broadening the Internet's appeal as the preferred medium for the flow of information, goods and services.
--Laurent Gharda, Vice President of Marketing, Phoenix Technologies, LTD

We are very pleased to see that HTTP/1.1 has become an IETF Draft Standard. In our view, digest authentication is an especially important component of this specification, amd we urge browser vendors to implement the full standard, and in particular Digest authentication, as soon as possible.
--Michael Smith, Technology Architect, TIAA-CREF

W3C celebrates the arrival of HTTP 1.1 as IETF Draft Standard, and is pleased to have contributed resources to its development and implementation. Products which use HTTP 1.1 have been demonstrated to run signficantly faster than those which do not; I urge everyone to check for HTTP 1.1 compliance when choosing software.
-- Tim Berners-Lee, Director, World Wide Web Consortium

HTTP/1.1 solves a complex problem caused by the interaction of the often conflicting goals of Web clients, caches, proxies, and servers. Individuals from industry and research institutions around the world cooperated to resolve hundreds of technical and editorial issues with the HTTP/1.1 specification. The result improves the utility of HTTP for a growing variety of Internet-scale applications, while retaining compatibility with the wide heterogenous base of Web clients and servers.
-- Larry Masinter, Xerox Corporation, Palo Alto Research Center

About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]

The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT LCS) in the USA, the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, reference code implementations to embody and promote standards, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. To date, over 330 organizations are Members of the Consortium.

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