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The Deprecation HTTP Header Field

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Sanjay Dalal , Erik Wilde
Last updated 2020-12-15 (Latest revision 2020-06-13)
Replaced by draft-ietf-httpapi-deprecation-header
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


The HTTP Deprecation response header field can be used to signal to consumers of a URI-identified resource that the resource has been deprecated. Additionally, the deprecation link relation can be used to link to a resource that provides additional context for the deprecation, and possibly ways in which clients can find a replacement for the deprecated resource.


Sanjay Dalal
Erik Wilde

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