Skip to main content

The Deprecation HTTP Header Field

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (httpapi WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Sanjay Dalal , Erik Wilde
Last updated 2022-01-11 (Latest revision 2021-07-10)
Replaces draft-dalal-deprecation-header
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active.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

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)