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Problem Details for HTTP APIs

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Problem Details for HTTP APIs' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-httpapi-rfc7807bis-07.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Problem Details for HTTP APIs'
  (draft-ietf-httpapi-rfc7807bis-07.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Building Blocks for HTTP APIs Working

The IESG contact persons are Murray Kucherawy and Francesca Palombini.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

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Technical Summary

This document defines a "problem detail" to carry machine-readable details of errors in HTTP response content to avoid the need to define new error response formats for HTTP APIs.

Working Group Summary

There was nothing unusual in the WG process.  Consensus appears solid, and the process they followed around a few issues is well described in the shepherd writeup.

Document Quality

As this is an update to RFC7807 there are already numerous implementations of
this media type with widesread adoption. This update does not make changes that
would invalidate existing implementations.

No particular reviews needed before proceeding are missing.


Darrel Miller is the document shepherd.
Murray Kucherawy is the responsible Area Director.

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