Problem Details for HTTP APIs

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (appsawg WG)
Authors Mark Nottingham  , Erik Wilde 
Last updated 2015-03-23 (latest revision 2014-09-19)
Replaces draft-nottingham-http-problem
Stream Internent Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document defines a "problem detail" as a way to carry machine- readable details of errors in a HTTP response, to avoid the need to invent new error response formats for HTTP APIs. Note to Readers This draft should be discussed on the apps-discuss mailing list [1].


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Erik Wilde (

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