# Shepherd Writeup for draft-ietf-httpbis-early-hints
## 1. Summary
Mark Nottingham is the document shepherd. Alexey Melnikov is the responsible Area Director.
This memo introduces an informational HTTP status code that can be used to convey hints that
help a client make preparations for processing the final response.
The Working Group has chosen Experimental to get deployment experience with this extension.
## 2. Review and Consensus
This draft has enjoyed broad review from the Working Group, and a number of parties have expressed an intent to implement, or have already started.
## 3. Intellectual Property
The author has stated that their direct, personal knowledge of any IPR related to this document has already been disclosed, in conformance with BCPs 78 and 79.
## 4. Other Points