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Decomposing the Hypertext Transfer Protocol

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Author Mike Bishop
Last updated 2016-09-15 (Latest revision 2016-03-14)
Replaces draft-bishop-decomposing-http
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The Hypertext Transfer Protocol in its various versions combines concepts of both an application and transport-layer protocol. As this group contemplates employing alternate transport protocols underneath HTTP, this document attempts to delineate the boundaries between these functions to define a shared vocabulary in discussing the revision and/or replacement of one or more of these components.


Mike Bishop

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